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Growing activist focus on Europe adds urgency to efforts in averting campaigns

Activist investors have made 135 public demands against companies headquartered in Europe so far this year, compared with a record 142 in 2016

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RESPONSIVE: UK's largest companies have recently seen fewer confrontations with investors over executive pay after responding to demands to curb excess.

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AFTER a busy year for activist investors targeting European companies such as Nestle, London Stock Exchange and Smith & Nephew, experts say firms are becoming more eager to address shareholder concerns before they escalate into public campaigns. "Activism has pushed boards to

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