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March 21, 2014
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Activist campaigns involve a lot of strategy — legal, financial and investor relations — and the rise in funds dedicated to this kind of value enhancement (from the funds’ perspective) or disruption (from the corporate perspective) also means greater need for advisers practiced in the activism playbook. The Deal spoke to some of the best-known […]

March 21, 2014
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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
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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 10, 2014
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The booming activist scene has prompted proxy solicitation firm Okapi Partners LLC to hire Michael Fein as a Senior Managing Director to lead business development efforts. Fein was a Principal and Founder of Midway Management Partners, a private investment firm that invested more than $500 million and raised capital from institutional and individual investors through […]

March 7, 2014
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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 […]

March 7, 2014
Press Releases

– Leading Proxy Solicitation Firm Hires Experienced Asset Management Executive to Capitalize on Surge in Investor Activism, Growing Opportunities to Advise Corporate Boards and Shareholders – NEW YORK, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Okapi Partners LLC, a leading proxy solicitation and investor response firm that advises corporations, institutional investors and mutual fund companies, announced it […]

March 6, 2014
Articles

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 […]