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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 […]

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 […]

February 11, 2016
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Okapi Partners Ranked in Top Tier of Proxy Solicitation Firms in Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard – Record number of activist campaigns launched in 2015, according to Thomson Reuters report – NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2016 – Okapi Partners LLC, a leading independent provider of proxy solicitation and investor response services and corporate governance advice to […]

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 […]