By Activist Insight Monthly, September 2015:
Activist have started to play dealmakers, but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped being dealbreakers.
As the ambitions of activist investors have soared, many have attempted to play matchmaker, stitching together deals between target companies in similar areas. Less noted, however, is the significant increase in activists seeking to disrupt takeovers.
However, “Merely taking a position to push for a bump in price is very risky, especially in this market”, comments Jim Osman, CEO of The Edge Consulting Group. Activist can evaluate a situation, but…