March 21, 2014

Engaged Capital LLC has tapped proxy solicitation firm Okapi Partners LLC and a leading independent global professional services firm, as the activist investor fights for five seats on Abercrombie & Fitch Co.’s (ANF) board. Though Engaged Capital didn’t name the global professional services firm, it said on Thursday that the firm has decades of experience […]

March 19, 2014

Much rarer, activists say, is a traditional money manager giving a bomb-throwing hedge fund a specific target and goal. Another hedge fund executive recalled hearing several years ago from a portfolio manager at a big institution eager to force a sale of Dobson Communications, a rural cellphone service provider. The portfolio manager couldn’t apply pressure […]

March 7, 2014

Okapi Partners, one of the younger players in the business of advising companies and hedge funds in proxy contests, plans to announce on Friday that it has hired Michael Fein as a senior managing director. The addition of Mr. Fein comes as Okapi continues to expand and compete against more established rivals in the proxy […]