Corporate Positioning and Investor Relations

We represent large, mid and small cap companies operating across sectors. We advise corporate leadership teams and Boards on the development and implementation of their most critical communications, investor relations and issues management strategies. This includes helping companies articulate their value propositions and manage stakeholder perceptions during normal-course business as well as transformational periods.

Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism

Our practice’s leadership advised issuers and investors involved in nearly 100 contested matters in 2021 alone – by far the most in our industry. We serve as holistic strategic advisors to corporate boards and investors navigating contested annual meetings, consent solicitations, special meeting requests and unsolicited acquisition proposals. We work seamlessly alongside law firms, bankers, proxy solicitors and other advisors to drive the right public narratives and obtain shareholder and proxy advisory firm support.

M&A and Transactions

We develop and implement multi-faceted communications programs for friendly and hostile transactions – including mergers, separations and spin-outs, initial public offers and SPACs. Our team is closely connected to editors and reporters covering the deal world, ideally positioning us to help ensure the transaction rationale resonates. We work seamlessly with financial and legal advisors to calibrate not only the launch of the deal, but the right campaign to see it through receiving regulatory and shareholder approval.

Crisis and Special Situations

We are a trusted advisor to organizations who are preparing for or navigating litigations, restructurings, management transitions, cybersecurity breaches, labor issues and other material events. These matters require a 24/7 mentality and nuanced ability to develop messaging and communications strategies that address all key stakeholders. We work closely with in-house counterparts and fellow external advisors to ensure that business continuity is maintained and value-destruction is mitigated.

Financial Institutions and Investment Funds

Our team collectively possesses decades of experience advising investment managers and financial institutions on their most critical communications, media relations and marketing needs. We go deep in the mutual fund, hedge fund, CLO and private equity verticals. Currently, we represent an array of financial sponsors and managers running strategies that span activist equity, value equity, distressed credit, private credit and debt, litigation finance, long-short equity and relative value.