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06 January 2020 / article

Trend Report: Shareholder activism in the Netherlands

Trends and developments for the coming decade.

The past decade has shown event driven investors deploy activist campaigns against a number of Dutch listed companies. Noteworthy target companies include AkzoNobel, TNT Express, NXP Semiconductors, Fugro and Delta Lloyd. Activist campaigns have become increasingly sophisticated as shareholder activism in the Netherlands continues to evolve. Given that activist activity in the Netherlands is largely driven by UK and US based event driven investors, global and European developments influence the course of shareholder activism in the Netherlands for the coming decade.

How will these international developments impact activist campaigns involving Dutch target companies? Based on international research, we have identified a number of key trends and developments that we expect will shape shareholder activism in the Netherlands. You can read more in our trend report, available below.

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