Innisfree Receives Top Proxy Solicitor Rankings in Activism and M&A for First Half of 2022

August 25th, 2022 12:20 PM Eastern Standard Time
#1 Global Proxy Solicitor, Shareholder Activism by Refinitiv
#1 Global Proxy Solicitor by Bloomberg Global Activism Review
#1 Global M&A Proxy Solicitor by Corporate Control Alert


August 25, 2022 (New York, New York) Innisfree M&A Incorporated was ranked the top Global Proxy Solicitor in Bloomberg’s Global Activism League Table and Refinitiv’s Shareholder Activism Report for the first half of 2022. Innisfree was also ranked as the top solicitor in Bloomberg’s U.S. Activism League Table for the same period and was involved in all of the top five largest advanced-stage proxy fights identified by Bloomberg for the same period.

Innisfree was also ranked the top M&A Proxy Solicitor in the Corporate Control Alert League Table for the first half of 2022, having advised on 33 deals representing an aggregate total market value of more than $229 billion.

So far this year, Innisfree’s activism and M&A engagements include: McDonald’s Corp in its successful proxy fight defense against Icahn Enterprises; Ventas in its successful defense against Land & Buildings’ proxy fight; Hasbro in its proxy contest win against Alta Fox; Sachem Head Capital in placing three of its nominees on the Board of US Foods Holding Corp; Kohl’s Corp in its defense against Macellum Capital; Huntsman in its proxy contest win over Starboard Value; the pending acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, Inc.; Discovery in its acquisition of Warner Media from AT&T; and JetBlue in successfully executing the agreement to acquire Spirit Airlines.

Arthur B. Crozier, Innisfree’s Chairman, noted, “Innisfree works relentlessly to advise clients during transformational events, including activism and M&A.  These top rankings are particularly gratifying as they reflect the tireless contributions from our team that has grown to nearly 70 skillful individuals as we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year.  Our goal when we started in 1997 was to build the leading firm in our industry by focusing on hiring the best talent available and developing superior analytical tools and approaches in order to deliver the results our clients expect.

“Speaking on behalf of the entire management team, we could not be prouder of—nor more grateful to—our remarkably bright, dedicated employees.  We look forward to continued success for our clients through 2022 and beyond.”

About Innisfree

Founded in 1997, Innisfree M&A Incorporated (New York), along with its wholly-owned subsidiary Lake Isle M&A Incorporated (London), is a high-stakes shareholder engagement firm, delivering shareholder intelligence, strategic advice and proxy solicitation services to the world’s leading corporations and investors when it matters most. Its integrated approach and unsurpassed analytics–ActiveIQ™–set Innisfree apart as the firm of choice. Innisfree provides expert advice on a wide range of matters, including shareholder activism, executive compensation proposals, corporate governance issues and investor relations.

With an experienced professional staff in New York, London, Pittsburgh and Richmond, VA, Innisfree has represented hundreds of clients in over 20 countries.


Innisfree M&A Incorporated
Arthur B. Crozier, 212-750-5833

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