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March 14, 2016
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On a corporate board for more than 12 years? You could be targeted by activists The Deal Ronald Orol March 7, 2016 During an insurgency campaign at Eastern Co. (EML) last year activist investor Jim Mitarotonda liked to point to the 27-years average board tenure for directors at the industrial and security products company. One […]

March 2, 2016
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February 23, 2016 | By Garnet Roach Proxy solicitation firm’s president and CEO talks shareholder activism trends Bruce Goldfarb, president and CEO of New York-headquartered Okapi Partners, is modest when asked what sets his firm apart from its peers. But the proxy solicitation and investor response specialist clearly has an edge: Okapi only launched in […]

January 29, 2016
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“Investors across the board are becoming much more involved with the companies they own,” says  Bruce Goldfarb, CEO of proxy solicitation firm Okapi Partners. “This doesn’t always mean running proxy contests or publicly challenging the management. It often means working behind the scenes with the company and the board to shape the long-term strategy.” Download […]

December 11, 2015
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        Dow, DuPont, Yahoo — Activist Shareholders Hit a Trifecta Paula Schaap December 9, 2015 — 4:28 PM EST Pressure from investors set in motion changes in strategy DuPont proxy vote was `watershed moment for activism’ Activist investors are showing they couldn’t care less about the size and stature of their target […]

November 3, 2015
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If You Can’t Get Over the Quorum Bar, Set the Bar Lower BoardIQ Article published on November 3, 2015 By Greg Saitz Along with the rather routine business of electing fund directors at SEI, a pending proxy also asks shareholders to approve a less common proposal – reducing quorum requirements to hold a meeting from a majority of […]