Activism wave could redefine investment banking relationships

With activist investors firmly established in Europe, advisers are beefing up teams and trying to position themselves for a possible shake-up in the relationship between boards and investment banks, writes David Rothnie.

  • By David Rothnie
  • 07 Mar 2018
When Elliott Advisors launched its campaign to force US chipmaker Qualcomm to raise is bid for NXP Semiconductors late last year, it turned to UBS for advice. The Swiss bank knew Elliot well through an existing prime brokerage agreement and agreed to provide a valuation report, in a ...

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4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 28,297.17 109 5.26%
5 Deutsche Bank 26,465.66 91 4.92%

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3 Citi 9,056.44 50 7.34%
4 Morgan Stanley 6,436.97 42 5.22%
5 UBS 6,098.17 23 4.94%