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Chuck Whitten: Responding to Activist Investors

Why every public company needs to be ready for an encounter with an activist investor.


Chuck Whitten: Responding to Activist Investors

Activist investing has quickly emerged as its own asset class as more shareholders seek to squeeze value from a wider array of companies. Activist investors often use aggressive and sophisticated methods to target even high-performing companies, leaving no company immune. That's why Chuck Whitten, a partner with Bain's Strategy practice, urges all public companies to prepare for a potential encounter with an activist shareholder.

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