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November 16, 2016
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Activist investors are bracing for an uncertain environment under a Donald Trump presidency. Bruce Goldfarb, CEO of Okapi Partners, said the demise of carried interest, something Trump said he supports, would impact the profitability of activist funds. “It’s something everybody has to think about,” he said, adding that investors are also concerned about the overall deal […]

October 18, 2016
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US Election Will Shake Up Activism, Okapi CEO Says By Chelsea Naso Law360, New York (October 17, 2016, 10:52 AM EDT) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton differ vastly on how to regulate corporate America, but regardless of who is elected on Nov. 8, the changes that follow could have a significant impact on shareholder activism, Okapi […]

September 20, 2016
Press Releases

Jason W. Alexander Joins Okapi Partners as Managing Director Alexander brings broad proxy solicitation and investor response expertise to senior team New York, September 19, 2016 – Okapi Partners LLC, a leading proxy solicitation and investor response firm that advises corporations, institutional investors and mutual fund companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason […]

June 27, 2016
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A Proxy Season For The Record Books Law360, New York (June 24, 2016, 10:56 AM ET) — When it comes to proxy contests and shareholder activism, the first half of 2016 was in many ways one for the record books. All told, there have been over 400 activist campaigns initiated worldwide this year, including more than 269 […]

June 6, 2016
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Tribune Publishing said in a statement late on Thursday: “While precise results of the vote count are not available at this time (and Gannett had no reliable basis for the speculative results it published earlier today), it is clear that all Tribune directors were elected by a majority of the votes cast.” Some experts suggested […]

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 […]