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While M&A activity in Europe has declined markedly year to date, deal value in the U.S. has remained relatively strong compared to last year.
This week, the Almedalen Week will temporarily move the epicenter of Swedish politics and business from Stockholm to Visby, on the island of Gotland. Taking place the first week of July every year, the Almedalen Week attracts some 45,000 visitors to the old Hanseatic town on the island in the middle of the Baltic Sea.
The current political and business landscape is extremely volatile. The result? Companies are increasingly likely to face issues that can damage their reputations, destroy consumer trust, harm employee morale, and impact share price.
re:publica is one of Europe’s largest internet and digital society conferences, focusing on issues and trends of the digital society. The name “re:publica” references the Latin expression “res publica”, translating into “public matter”
In 2018, Asia eclipsed Europe (excl. the UK) for the first time in the number of activist campaigns. The clear hotbed is Japan where these campaigns increased by 40% to 47, more than in any other country outside the U.S. Dealing with the challenge to more pro-actively communicate with capital markets Japanese companies will provide a valuable lesson to their peers in Europe and Asia.
When it comes to American activism, is your company prepared? Kekst CNC recently attended The Deal Corporate Governance in Europe Conference, to answer that exact question.