Gerald Brant Quoted in South China Morning Post on Growth in Activist Investing
Gerald Brant, a partner in the corporate practice at Akin Gump, has been quoted in the South China Morning Post article “Billionaire’s gamble on distressed U.S. firm reflects growing confidence of Chinese investors.” The article reports on the growth of activist investing among the Chinese.
According to the article, investors in China are making unprecedented efforts to seek returns by helping to run businesses. To some, the article notes, it is emblematic of the activist investing style being used by U.S. investors, which has become a popular tactic for those seeking better returns.
Addressing the growth in activist investing, Brant said, “It has now become an alternative that many more shareholders are considering. It has become more than a niche strategy.”