NEW:  Schulte Roth discusses current trends in shareholder activism and ranks the top activist investors 2020 Shareholder Activism Insight Report.

Sullivan & Cromwell note that the number of activist campaigns calling for companies to put themselves up for sale or divest assets reached a record high in 2019, and offers practical guidance for boards in working with activist-affiliated directors in such situations in Dealing with activist directors with an M&A agenda.

Lazard discusses summarizes trends in stockholder activism during the year 2019 in 2019 Review of Shareholder Activism.

Lowenstein Sandler discusses the use of statutory appraisal as a tool in stockholder activist strategy in M&A Activism Accounted for Half of Activist Campaign in 2019; Why Appraisal Should be Part of the Activist Toolkit.

Freshfields discusses trends in activist campaigns during he year 2019 in Trends in stockholder activism.

Wachtell observes that activist investors engaged in a record number of campaigns in 2019, and proposes actions to help prevent, respond to, or resolve activist attack – in Dealing with Activist Hedge Funds and Other Activist Investors.

Reuters reports that activist investors achieved the best returns in 2019 that they have achieved in six years in U.S. activist investors post strong gains as needling companies pays off.

Sullivan & Cromwell summarizes its own findings regarding shareholder activism, presented in  Review and Analysis of 2019 U.S. Shareholder Activism, in Annual Review and Analysis of 2019 U.S. Shareholder Activism. summarizes the findings of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Review and Analysis of 2019 U.S. Shareholder Activism in Activism: Review of 2019 Shareholder Activist Campaigns.