Shareholder Activism in Swiss Public Companies – A Growing Trend towards Hedge Fund Activism
Shareholder activism has risen significantly in recent years. Originating in the U.S., activism by hedge funds, focused on generating value for shareholders, is spreading globally, including to Switzerland. Boards and investors of Swiss public companies will be increasingly confronted with this phenomenon. In this Newsletter, we outline the activists' approach, their tools and impediments under Swiss law as well as defense strategies for Swiss target boards.
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