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Activist investors were busier than ever in 2017

2017 was a record year for activist investor activity, with $62 billion deployed over 193 global campaigns, according to a new report from Lazard:

"The nexus between activism and M&A grew stronger, with the attractiveness of event-driven returns encouraging activists to assert themselves as a key player on the M&A chessboard and raising the appetite of strategic acquirers to adopt activism as a tactic."
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