Early Activist Bain Advises Firms On How To Engage With Activists

The headline says that Bain is advising managers on “fending off” activists, but in reality it is advising them how to categorize, engage with, and get the most from the involvement of activists. Of course the best way to “fend off” activists is to do a good job.

When an activist investor comes knocking on a corporate door, the well-informed CEO should listen early and often but the key to success could come before the activist even invests, says a new report from the private equity firm Bain and Company.  For investors, the report outlines a model for evaluating an activist that could provide insight into the potential to enhance shareholder value.

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