Activism & Contentious M&A

We support clients on a full range of “activism” challenges, from shareholder proposals on proxy access to contests for board seats from well-known activist funds.

“Activism” risk comes from various constituencies, often with different investment theses, time horizons, and perspectives on the business and competitive landscape. It can also be a lever used by competitors to push position an unsolicited and undervalued offer, or pose an obstruction to an already announced transaction.