Author Archives: joshblack2

The wildest activist campaigns of 2018

A listicle! Originally appeared in Activism this week, August 10 and 17, 2018. While there’s been no shortage of action this week, it seems an apt time to go tabloid and roll out our top 10 “wildest” activist campaigns of

The wildest activist campaigns of 2018

A listicle! Originally appeared in Activism this week, August 10 and 17, 2018. While there’s been no shortage of action this week, it seems an apt time to go tabloid and roll out our top 10 “wildest” activist campaigns of

SCOOP: Sidley Austin brings in activism head

This article originally appeared on Activist Insight Online, February 8, 2018. Sidley Austin has hired Kai Haakon Liekefett, the former-head of Vinson & Elkins’ shareholder activism response team, to lead its activism efforts. The German-born lawyer, who has also practiced in Hong

SCOOP: Sidley Austin brings in activism head

This article originally appeared on Activist Insight Online, February 8, 2018. Sidley Austin has hired Kai Haakon Liekefett, the former-head of Vinson & Elkins’ shareholder activism response team, to lead its activism efforts. The German-born lawyer, who has also practiced in Hong

Video interview

While speaking at the NIRI Annual Conference in June 2017, I recorded this live video interview for Nasdaq’s Twitter feed. Watch the video here.

Video interview

While speaking at the NIRI Annual Conference in June 2017, I recorded this live video interview for Nasdaq’s Twitter feed. Watch the video here.

M&A Activism: A Special Report

In a special report produced in association with Kingsdale Advisors, I recapped recent trends on shareholder activism related to M&A and presented new research on the impact of “bumpitrage” campaigns. The report was republished by the Harvard Law School Forum

M&A Activism: A Special Report

In a special report produced in association with Kingsdale Advisors, I recapped recent trends on shareholder activism related to M&A and presented new research on the impact of “bumpitrage” campaigns. The report was republished by the Harvard Law School Forum

AiM May 2017

In the May 2017 issue of Activist Insight Monthly, I profiled Marcato Capital Management’s Mick McGuire and presented new data on board seats acquired by top activist investors. Read these articles here.

AiM May 2017

In the May 2017 issue of Activist Insight Monthly, I profiled Marcato Capital Management’s Mick McGuire and presented new data on board seats acquired by top activist investors. Read these articles here.

AiM April 2017

For the April 2017 issue of Activist Insight Monthly I wrote a secondary feature on how activists had chosen to ignore headline risk to again focus on agitating in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Read the piece here.

AiM April 2017

For the April 2017 issue of Activist Insight Monthly I wrote a secondary feature on how activists had chosen to ignore headline risk to again focus on agitating in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Read the piece here.

AiM March 2017

For the first Activist Insight Monthly of 2017, I looked at the incoming administration’s plans for regulatory reform and how a growing movement to curtail shareholder rights conflicted with the president’s close advisers. Also included was a look at whether

AiM March 2017

For the first Activist Insight Monthly of 2017, I looked at the incoming administration’s plans for regulatory reform and how a growing movement to curtail shareholder rights conflicted with the president’s close advisers. Also included was a look at whether