The wild kingdom of shareholder activism

Wed Apr 4, 2007

Robert Chapman, Chapman Capital LLC

Whether it be a lion taking down a disoriented gazelle in the Ngorongoro Crater, or an activist taking over a disrespectful board whose stock has cratered, attracting an audience to a brawl never has been an arduous task. So it should hardly be a surprise to anyone, especially those on Wall Street, that shareholder activism - known more formally in court and boardrooms as the 'battle for corporate control' - continues to soak up more than its fair share of the media's limelight.

Chapman Capital's battles
As you may know, I've tangled with more than my fair share of territorial targets. You might imagine my 10-year career in activism has been less of a stroll on a yellow brick road and more of a tap dance around a variety of hidden land mines. My team has gone up against not one, but two CEOs who were convicted...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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