Activism

Looking Back, and Planning Ahead: Insights for the 2018 Proxy Season
As we move forward in 2018, it is important to reflect on the significant trends that defined the 2017 proxy season and draw lessons from the data and our collective experience. This report from MacKenzie Partners is intended to serve not only as a stand-alone educational tool, but the continuation of a conversation between boards and their respective advisors as they prepare for the 2018 season. Please complete the...Read more
How Companies Can Use Digital and Social Media to Fend off Activists
As the 2017 proxy season looms, recent precedent and enhanced compliance clarity is empowering public companies to consider a new set of innovative digital and social media strategies when addressing activist investor campaigns. In this article, we outline some of the top digital and social tactics companies are now incorporating into their activist defense mix. With the landscape shifting, we expect these tactics...Read more
Leveraging Institutional Shareholder Relationships to Reduce Activism Risk
“Leveraging Institutional Shareholder Relationships to Reduce Activism Risk” discusses how companies can reduce their vulnerability to activism by partnering with their institutional shareholders. The white paper focuses on the following areas: • Relationships between institutions and activists – a changing landscape • Why institutions and activists work together, and why they don’t • How institutional investors can...Read more
Nov 26, 2015
Responding to activism: A blueprint for IR
A guide for investor relations teams that want to understand how activists think and prepare their company for engagement. This special report is sponsored by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions. The contents include: Who are activists targeting? How to think like an activist How to conduct a vulnerability assessment Tips for media relations What happens when an activist joins the board Q&A with an activist – Greg Taxin...Read more
Jul 02, 2014
Investor activism – what are activists looking for?
This report from Ipreo offers statistics and analysis on whether factors commonly believed to be magnets for shareholder activism still hold true. Update your understanding of this important issue by reading this resource today. Please complete the form below with the information requested. Once you have filled in the form, you will receive or be taken to the white paper. We need this information so that we can make...Read more
Mar 27, 2014
Director/shareholder meetings can be a strong defense against activism
In this age of increased activism, more companies are sending directors to meet with influential shareholders during proxy season, but what about the rest of the year? Download this article from Dix & Eaton for tips on making shareholder engagement an ongoing strategy. Please complete the form below with the information requested. Once you have filled in the form, you will receive or be taken to the white paper...Read more
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