Be your own activist

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Be your own activist

How boards can develop an activist mindset to drive secure value

Activist investors aren’t a new phenomenon—but recently, the combination of a favorable regulatory environment and an abundance of funds to invest means they’ve become a force to be reckoned with, and now they’re here to stay.

While activists may pursue a range of strategies and tactics, their approaches are often based on a common set of beliefs. As part of the journey to “becoming your own activist,” boards must first understand the views that motivate activists.

In Deloitte’s new perspective, “Be your own activist”, we distill some of the prevalent views that may tie together activist approaches. Deloitte can help companies carry out self-assessments to support their value creation opportunities, divestments and “disruptive” M&A, which targets small, fast-growing businesses and technologies to capture innovation-led growth.

Published: November 2019

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