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December 18, 2018

Okapi Partners Named #1 Proxy Solicitor by Activist Insight

Firm ranked top proxy solicitor for third year in a row

Okapi Partners LLC, a leading proxy solicitation and investor response firm for corporations and institutional investors, has been recognized as a top proxy solicitor by Activist Insight magazine for the third year in a row. The firm represented both issuers and activists in 34 campaigns in 2018, including Third Point Partners in the activist hedge fund’s high profile proxy contest with Campbell Soup.

Okapi advised clients on nine more campaigns in 2018 than last year, making this year one of the most successful years for the firm since its 2008 founding. Okapi advised activists in 24 campaigns and represented 10 issuers, including HomeStreet to defend the bank against activist Roaring BlueLion Capital.

“We are proud to be named a top proxy solicitor for the third year in a row, and we look forward to adding to our strong track record in the year to come,” said Bruce H. Goldfarb, President and CEO of Okapi Partners. “As always, our team will continue to deliver high quality strategic advice and execute excellent campaigns on behalf of our clients. With the enhancement of our ESG advisory team and the addition of our Market Intelligence Group, we look forward to providing clients with top-notch investor response advice in 2019 and beyond.”

Since 2008, Okapi Partners has worked with hundreds of clients on proxy contests, shareholder activist campaigns, corporate annual meetings, M&A transactions, matters requiring information agent services such as tender offers and mutual fund solicitations.

About Okapi Partners 
Founded in 2008, Okapi Partners is a strategic investor response firm providing a full range of proxy solicitation, information agent, and corporate governance services, as well as related consultation and advice to clients. The firm represents corporations, mutual funds, private equity firms, hedge funds and institutional investors and provides them with superior intellectual capital, industry relationships and execution capabilities. Okapi Partners has been recognized as a top proxy solicitor by Activist Insight magazine for three years in a row, having represented both issuers and activists in numerous activist campaigns. The firm works with over 100 corporate clients providing advice on proxy solicitation matters, corporate governance issues and shareholder engagement strategies. Well versed in the markets and prepared for any contingency that might arise during an assignment, Okapi Partners provides clients the ability to respond thoughtfully and effectively to deliver optimal outcomes. Follow Okapi Partners on Twitter @OkapiPartners.