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Activist Hedge Fund Opportunities Outlook

The first half of 2017 was dubbed the ‘super campaign’ year in the activist hedge fund space on the back of a number of high profile activist campaigns from leading hedge funds. Trian took a stake in Proctor & Gamble, Jana campaigned for Whole Foods to sell Amazon.com - successfully, and Marcato Capital won its proxy fight at Buffalo Wild Wings. According to data from ActivistMonitor, the first half of 2017 in the US was dominated by what it termed super campaigns on companies with market caps above $10bn. Yet not all super campaigns were successful. TCI failed in its move...