February 15, 2018
“Whether we are working for a public company on its annual meeting, an M&A campaign or engagement outreach, or advising an activist investor, understanding a company’s constantly changing shareholder composition is integral to the success of any voting campaign,” [Goldfarb] says.
February 2, 2018
“Based on listening to the needs of many clients and advisers, we realized that it would be beneficial for Okapi Partners to provide stock surveillance in-house,” said Goldfarb. “With Okapi Market Intelligence Group, we can provide our clients access to what stock surveillance’s services can offer but also enhance it with the work that we do and our experiences with a company and its shareholders.”
January 2, 2018
For the second year running, Activist Insight has named Okapi Partners as the proxy solicitor that worked on the most activist campaigns. Here president and CEO Bruce Goldfarb shares his predictions for 2018.
December 7, 2017
Activist Insight named Okapi Partners the #1 proxy firm in their December 2017 issue. Read the excerpt here.
November 17, 2017
Bruce Goldfarb joined hosts Jeff Klein, Anne Greenhalgh, and Mike Useem for a wide-ranging interview on shareholder activism for their series “Leadership in Action,” powered by the Wharton School.
November 7, 2017
Bruce Goldfarb, chief executive of Okapi Partners, a firm that helps run proxy fights but was not involved in this one, said that Mr. Ackman’s reputation had taken a blow, but that if ADP performed well in the future, investors might give him some of the credit.
“The short term sting to Ackman’s reputation will be painful and may impact his next campaign,” he said. “Nevertheless, the true reputation of any activist is based on the change in value of the target selected and the impact on that value that can be attributed to the campaign.”
November 2, 2017
But management usually has the advantage when shares held by employees are voted in a proxy battle, said Bruce Goldfarb, chief executive officer of Okapi Partners LLC, a New York-based proxy solicitor.
“Current employees tend to support management, especially if the employees do not think voting will be confidential,” Goldfarb said, speaking in general terms. A P&G spokesman said management cannot see how employees voted.
October 17, 2017
“The process very much has the appearance of the review of hanging chads in Florida,” Bruce Goldfarb of proxy advisory firm Okapi Partners told The Post, referring to the contested 2000 Presidential Election.
“Win or lose, it will have some impact on how P&G operates,” Goldfarb said.
October 16, 2017
“You’re talking about the end stage of an election campaign, where the parties haven’t kissed and made up,” said Bruce Goldfarb, founder and chief executive of Okapi Partners, a proxy-solicitation firm. “There’s a little bit of venom to the process.”