Shareholder Activism

Lazard's review of shareholder activism compiles and analyzes data on key activism trends globally.

The report tracks shareholder activism campaigns by region, by capital deployment and by campaign objective, such as to sweeten or scuttle an existing deal, force a break-up or divestiture, or compel the sale of a company.

Analysts for Lazard’s Shareholder Advisory also monitor activist identity, how many board seats activists have secured in the most recent quarter and compare the data with prior quarters to put the data in its proper historical context.

Our Most Recent Activism Report

Review of Shareholder Activism - H1 2024

Lazard’s 2024 H1 review of shareholder activism analyzes more than 147 new activist campaigns, spotlighting key trends and data. Campaign activity in the first half of 2024 saw a 29% increase compared to the historical five-year average, making it the busiest half-year on record.