Innisfree Receives Top Proxy Solicitor Rankings in Activism in First Half of 2022

July 7th, 2022 02:51 PM Eastern Standard Time

#1 Global Proxy Solicitor by Bloomberg Global Activism Review

Overall Leader in U.S. and in Activism Situations Involving Market Caps in Excess of $1Bn

Involved in 2022’s Five Largest Proxy Fights


July 7, 2022 (New York, New York). Innisfree M&A Incorporated was ranked the top Global Proxy Solicitor for the first half of 2022 in the Bloomberg Global Activism League Tables.  Innisfree was also the overall leading proxy solicitor in the U.S based on data in the Tables, as well as in activism situations at global companies with market caps in excess of $1 billion. Innisfree was involved in all of the “Top 5 Largest Advanced-stage Proxy Fights in H1 2022” identified by Blomberg.

So far this year, Innisfree’s activism 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; and Huntsman in its proxy contest win over Starboard Value.

Arthur B. Crozier, Innisfree’s Chairman, noted, “Once again, our team has produced extraordinary results for our clients. We helped to deliver successful outcomes in all of the five largest proxy contests identified by Bloomberg.  In addition, the breadth of our representations demonstrates our ability to deliver successful results regardless of industry.  Innisfree was the leading proxy solicitor for issuers in five of the business sectors listed in the League Tables: Communications, Consumer Discretionary, Health Care, Industrials and Technology. We were also the leading proxy solicitor representing activists in the Consumer Staples sector.  The aggregate market cap of the activism situations we worked on was nearly $500B, far greater than that of any of our competitors.

“Speaking on behalf of the entire management team, we could not be prouder of–nor more grateful to–our incredibly talented and 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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