A new breed of activism

Tanja Artiga González, Paul Calluzzo*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper examines shareholder activism campaigns where multiple large activists concurrently target the same firm. We document that activists prefer to target firms that other activists are already targeting, and that the frequency of these campaigns has been stable over our sample period. This phenomenon is most prevalent within six months of the arrival of the initial activist, when the activists pursue similar strategies, and when the initial activist generates very low or high returns. These results help increase understanding of this new breed of activism.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101369
JournalFinance Research Letters
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • Large blockholder
  • Shareholder activism


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