Activistmonitor, the comprehensive shareholder activist platform that covers shareholder activist data and intelligence, including 13F filing analysis, has released its findings for the first half (H1) of 2016 for shareholder activism in North America. Please see the full report here.
Take a look at a few highlights:
– 13Fs are more important than even as more activist campaigns are being launched without a typical 13D filing. Shareholders realize they can have an impact without a 5% stake
– Activistmonitor stats show shareholder activists are targeting more mid-cap opportunities
– The TMT sector has dominated activity with 30% of all new campaigns, but FIG and Real Estate names have also seen increases of around 7%
– More unique activists have been prevalent in the 1H 2016 as traditional players digested large targets from previous years