Key Takeaways From the Activist Insight 2019 M&A Report

Richard J. Grossman

On September 25, Skadden held a webinar titled “Key Takeaways From the Activist Insight 2019 M&A Report,” at which contributors to the report discussed key takeaways from the publication’s findings. The speakers were representatives from the report’s producer, Activist Insights, as well as MacKenzie Partners, Goldman Sachs and Skadden, including partner Richard Grossman. Topics included the increasing opposition to M&A by activist investors, institutional investors’ greater public involvement in M&A, activists’ bidding for companies and private equity’s response, “bumpitrage” campaigns, and how companies can contend with M&A activism.