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SPACS and Shareholder Activism, Featuring Innisfree’s Jonathan Salzberger

January 7th, 2022 01:17 PM Eastern Standard Time

ONE-ON-ONE: SPACS AND SHAREHOLDER ACTIVISM   Risk &Compliance Magazine: Reflecting on the last 12 months or so, could you provide an overview of interest and activity surrounding special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)? What factors have caused this area of the market to experience an explosion of growth?   Jonathan Salzberger: Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) […]

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Innisfree Receives Top Proxy Solicitor Rankings in Activism for 2021

January 5th, 2022 05:26 PM Eastern Standard Time

#1 Global Proxy Solicitor by Bloomberg Global Activism Review #1 Proxy Solicitor by Insightia January 5, 2022 (New York, New York). Innisfree has been named the top Global Proxy Solicitor for companies by the Bloomberg Global Activism Review for the 2021 calendar year. It has also been named #1 Proxy Solicitor in 2021 by Insightia […]

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Innisfree Named #1 Proxy Solicitor in 2021 by Insightia

December 22nd, 2021 05:03 PM Eastern Standard Time

Innisfree was named the top proxy solicitor in 2021 by Insightia (formerly Activist Insight), advising on 62 total representations, with standout transactions for both issuers  (51) and activists (11). Click here to read the full review.

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Planning For and Responding To ESG-Fuelled Activist Campaigns, featuring Innisfree’s Gabrielle Wolf

September 17th, 2021 03:08 PM Eastern Standard Time

ONE-ON-ONE: PLANNING FOR AND RESPONDING TO ESG-FUELLED ACTIVIST CAMPAIGNS   Risk & Compliance Magazine: Could you provide an overview of how investor scrutiny of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues has evolved in recent years? How would you describe the current state of ESG activism?   Gabrielle Wolf: Over the past decade, institutional investors have […]

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The New Era in Shareholder Activism, featuring Innisfree’s Arthur B. Crozier

July 16th, 2021 12:11 PM Eastern Standard Time

In last week’s Governance Watch webcast on the New Era of Shareholder Activism, James Langston, Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Pamela Codo-Lotti, Global Chief Operating Officer – Activism and Shareholder Advisory at Goldman Sachs, and Arthur Crozier, Chairman of Innisfree M&A Incorporated (which represented Engine No.1 in its landmark proxy fight against ExxonMobil) […]

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The Little Engine That Could and Did, featuring Innisfree’s Scott Winter

July 16th, 2021 11:20 AM Eastern Standard Time

On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, Society for Corporate Governance hosted Innisfree Managing Director Scott Winter and fellow advisors Ele Klein of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and Jonathan Gasthalter of Gasthalter & Co. LP to discuss the remarkable proxy contest at ExxonMobil by Engine No. 1. Members of the Society for Corporate Governance can view […]

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Innisfree Receives Top Proxy Solicitor Rankings in Activism in First Half of 2021

July 6th, 2021 05:22 PM Eastern Standard Time

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Innisfree M&A Incorporated was ranked the top Global Proxy Solicitor in the first half of 2021 by the Bloomberg Global Activism Review. Innisfree was also the overall leading proxy solicitor in the U.S based on data in the Review, as well as in activism situations at companies with market caps in excess of […]

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The ESG Meritocracy: An Interview with Gabrielle Wolf, Director, and Craig Pais, Investor Engagement Manager, at Innisfree M&A

July 1st, 2021 11:39 AM Eastern Standard Time

Helped by emissions disclosure and targeted lobbying proposals, environmental issues have dominated this proxy season. What goals are uniting investors? Gabrielle Wolf: This proxy season, environmental proposals passed in greater numbers than in prior years: in particular, proposals to reduce GHG emissions, proposals requesting a report on the alignment of lobbying activities with the Paris […]

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Shareholder Activism & Engagement – Roundtable Discussion, Financier Worldwide Magazine, June 2021

May 20th, 2021 01:42 PM Eastern Standard Time

While COVID-19 uncertainty depressed activist campaigns in 2020 to their lowest level since 2014, subsequent growth in market confidence has seen activism return in full force – an upward trend that has continued through the first half of 2021. Many of these campaigns have focused on management changes, governance and operational improvement, as well as […]

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Activism In Context: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

February 22nd, 2021 12:56 PM Eastern Standard Time

Depressed Activism in H1 2020 Comes Rearing Back in Q4 COVID depressed activism campaigns in H1 of 2020 to the lowest level since 2014, as many activists recognized that proxy contests would distract issuers from focusing on the urgent task of adapting their businesses to a volatile market and changing world. Activists were also surely […]

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