Lazard Releases 2018 Review of Shareholder Activism

On January 10, 2019, Lazard released its annual Review of Shareholder Activism for 2018. The report found that 2018 was a record-breaking year for global activist activity, with 226 companies targeted and $65 billion of capital deployed. Shareholder activism continues to increase, with 40 “first-timers” launching campaigns as compared to 23 “first-timers” in 2017. Further, 161 board seats were won in 2018, which is a 56% increase from 2017. The full report is available here.