ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Activists step up investments in Japanese companies

Elliott Management and others believe proposals now have easier path to success

Sony has rejected an activist proposal that it spin off its sensor business. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

NEW YORK -- Activist investors are circling Japan Inc.

A tally by Nikkei shows that in the first eight months of this year 139 cases of fresh or additional stock purchases were made specifically so that activist investors could present management with significant proposals.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more