RPT-As sterling slides, activist investors target British firms



(Repeats story published late on Wednesday)
* Activist campaigns hit 9-mth high of 3.4 bln stg in Sept
* Sterling currency has fallen sharply since Brexit vote
* Weak pound makes UK assets attractive for foreign investors
By Maiya Keidan and Atul Prakash
LONDON, Oct 12 Activist investors who take stakes in companies to push for major change are looking to capitalise on a slide in sterling following the Brexit vote to buy into British targets cheaply.
The amount of money invested by activist investors in British companies hit a nine-month high of 3.4 billion pounds ($4.2 billion) in... read more

 
13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 27
Source: Reuters
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