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20 Sep 2017

Shareholder Activism: When Should the CEO Go?

Morrow Sodali
Since the turn of the calendar year, Morrow Sodali Australia has witnessed a boom in the frequency of ASX-listed proxy battles, which in almost every case is characterised by the ...

19 Sep 2017

Don’t take shareholder support for granted and keep discussions within the boardroom when faced with an activist or contested situation

Five questions with Morrow Sodali’s Charlie Koons - IR Magazine, UK
Charles Koons, who recently joined Morrow Sodali as managing director of activism and contested situations advisory group, replied to IR Magazine's Garnet Roach questions on latest ...

15 Sep 2017

Michael Chandler comments trends and outcomes of the Australian AGM season on Sky News

Sky News - Australia
"The upcoming shareholders' season is expected to be yet another exciting one and we are observing two general trends: the first one is the role of environmental activist groups as it ...

11 Sep 2017

Morrow Sodali appoints Grace Chan as Director of Business Development Australia

Morrow Sodali
Grace Chan has joined Morrow Sodali as Director of Business Development. Grace will support the Company’s growing portfolio of ASX listed clients, including developing key ...

05 Sep 2017

Morrow Sodali appoints Charles A. Koons as Managing Director, Activism & Contested Situations Advisory Group

Morrow Sodali
Charles A. Koons has joined Morrow Sodali as Managing Director of its Activism & Contested Situations Advisory Group. Charlie will provide strategic counsel to clients on a variety of ...

04 Sep 2017

Ardent Leisure's capitulation: the biggest win by activist investors in decades

Tony Boyd - Financial Review, Australia
The Ardent shareholder activist campaign carries important lessons for other activists as well as for boards of directors and their corporate advisers. This was the largest successful ...

22 Aug 2017

Clearwater case has far reaching consequences

Terbium Financial Services
The Clearwater ruling at the Appeal Court earlier this year, removed any time restrictions for advance proxy votes being received by a company for an AGM or any special resolutions ...

18 Aug 2017

Italian listed companies focus on retail shareholders to stabilize control

I big della Borsa scoprono il peso dei piccoli azionisti - Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy
"Retail shareholders tend to act differently from hedge funds, they are more inclined to buy rather than sell and more confident towards future earnings," commented Andrea Di Segni, ...

26 Jul 2017

Peltz Must Target Retail Investors In P&G Fight

Ronald Orol - The Street, US
In a recent chat with The Street's Ronald Orol on activist Nelson Peltz and his target, Procter & Gamble Co, Thomas Ball, proxy and M&A managing director at Morrow Sodali, expressed ...

21 Jul 2017

Latest European activism trends

Come si stanno muovendo gli hedge fund in Europa e Stati Uniti - Formiche, Italy
"During the first semester of 2017, there has been a slight decrease in activism on the main European markets: going from 62 cases to 55," commented Francesco Surace on Formiche, ...