Patrick J. McHugh
Senior Managing Director
Pat McHugh is a Founder and Senior Managing Director of Okapi Partners. He has over 20 years of experience in managing complex solicitations and campaigns. Pat has managed solicitation campaigns related to annual and special meetings (domestically and abroad), M&A solicitations, consent solicitations as well as fixed income-related matters, including numerous tenders and exchanges.
In addition to hundreds of annual and special meeting solicitations, Pat has represented Fortune 500 corporations involved in complex transactions including contested M&A deals, proxy fights and restructurings. He frequently works on contested solicitations where he provides strategy and advice to clients including campaigns on behalf of activist investors as well as providing defensive counsel to corporations that have been targeted by activists.
Prior to establishing Okapi Partners, Pat was a Senior Managing Director of Georgeson Inc. and a member of its Global M&A Advisory team. He received his B.A. in Economics from East Stroudsburg University.