Activist Investors Show Up at More CEOs’ Doors | ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive magazine


An increasing number of corporate chiefs are seeing activist investor groups knocking at their doors demanding they do a better job of running the show. Among the targets are Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Zoetis CEO Juan Ramon Alaix.

Visitation by activist shareholders has to be taken as seriously by today’s CEOs as it was back in the 1980s, during the days of corporate raiders such as Boone Pickens and Carl Icahn—perhaps even more so. The continuing, prolonged period of economic weakness and uncertainty around the world has weakened the results and prospects of many companies, while sweeping changes brought by digital technology, globalization and other trends make them strategically vulnerable.

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