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DuPont's Proxy Contest Victory: A Turning Point for Companies' Responses to Activism?
Lyle G. Ganske,Jennifer C. Lewis,Robert A. Profusek,Lizanne Thomas, May 25, 2015
This highly celebrated DuPont victory signals that shareholders recognize that not all companies require activist intervention or a seismic change in strategy—DuPont's strong financial performance and implementation of strategic initiatives supported its contention that it was pursuing a...
Activist Overthrows Entire Darden Board of Directors: What It Means for Senior Managements
Lyle G. Ganske,Jennifer C. Lewis,Robert A. Profusek,Lizanne Thomas,Erin S. de la Mare, November 12, 2014
Starboard's 100 percent replacement of Darden Restaurants' board is a landmark activist event. Never before has any board been wholly thrown out of office absent a fundamental financial or operational meltdown. There is little doubt this will embolden activists, and likely stimulate one-upmanship...
Foreign Investments Into the EU: Demystifying National Protectionism
Matt Evans,Leon N. Ferera,Sophie Hagege,Francesco Liberatore,Robert A. Profusek, November 12, 2014
The collision between capital/business interests and political/fiscal interests primarily comes to the fore in cross-border M&A. With the surge of big-ticket M&A activity beginning at the end of 2013, this has played out in the United States primarily as a fiscal issue, with U.S. politicians...