Activism in the Banking Sector

European Banks Tipped for Further Activism Despite Sherborne’s Barclays Defeat 08 June 2021 Activism in the Banking Sector

Pablo Mayo Cerqueiro of Mergermarket, an ION Group company, penned an article on the recent activist campaigns targetting the banking sector.

Andrew Brady and Ali Saribas both provided comments to Mergermarket on the recent trends observed within the sector. Excluding climate-related initiatives, Europe’s banking sector has seen nine activist campaigns launch since 2019, according to data by Activistmonitor. Last year recorded the peak for the period with four new campaigns, while two campaigns have kicked off in 2021 so far. Results have been mixed, with a handful of campaigns yielding clear success.

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