In 2019, we saw a sharp increase in shareholder activist campaigns in France and five of France’s largest companies faced activist campaigns from some of the world’s most well-known activist funds. Not only has the level of activity increased, but the strategy has taken on more of a U.S. style with more aggressive, less patient and more public campaigns.
France’s state-owned investment fund BPI France declared itself ready to deploy funds to defend French companies, France’s finance minister pledged new regulation to prevent the agitation of French companies and lawmakers in France’s parliament presented the findings of a cross-party report into activist investors and recommended regulatory and procedural changes to rebalance the relationship between companies and activists.
Senior journalists from The Deal, the leading U.S. news source on activism, M&A and changes in corporate control, will be joined by the most respected investors and corporate executives to examine the current state of shareholder activism in France, and provide vital guidance around the new age of activism in Europe.
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The Corporate Governance conference attracts senior executives, board members and investors from a variety of sectors. Attendees will walk away with smart strategies, actionable tactics and connections to the people shaping the future of shareholder engagement.
Sponsorship: Jenney Smith E: [email protected] P: 212-224-3026
Register/Press: Nicole Harris E: [email protected] P: 212-224-3040
Speakers: Eric Salvarezza E: [email protected] P: 631-664-1311