Four Tips For CEOs Dealing With Activist Investors
A recent HBR article by Frank Partnoy and Steven Davidoff Solomon looks at “What CEOs Get Wrong About Activist Investors.”
The authors write, “We were shareholder activists once…. we realized there were valuable lessons that we wanted to share with the corporate leaders who are likely to confront the risk of an activist campaign.”
Four tips for CEOs from an activist standpoint are;
1. Think Positive: Where Does the Activist Fit as a Shareholder?
2. Don’t Go Nuclear (Unless You Absolutely Have To)
3. Prepare, Prepare, Prepare
4. View Activism as an Opportunity
For lots of great detail on these four tips, check out the full article HERE.