Why activist investors are turning up the heat in Asia

No longer "corporate raiders", activists are increasingly looking to opportunities to add value by bringing old-fashioned companies into the modern era. In Asia, there's no shortage of targets.

Why activist investors are turning up the heat in Asia

Once regarded as a niche strategy in the US and Europe, shareholder activism has shed its corporate raider tag as it increasingly takes hold in Asia.

Asia accounted for 31% of non-US activist activity in 2017, up from just 11% in 2011, with local players increasingly playing an active role alongside the better-known international firms, according to a new JP Morgan report, Shareholder Activism in Asia, published on Monday.

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