NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan M. Kovler has joined The Harkins Group, a proxy solicitation consultancy focused on M&A transactions, shareholder activism and proxy contests. Effective today, the firm has changed its name to Harkins Kovler, LLC.
Prior to joining Harkins Kovler, Mr. Kovler was a Senior Vice President at D.F. King & Co., Inc., a leading proxy solicitation, corporate governance and investor relations consulting firm. His experience encompasses numerous contentious M&A transactions and proxy contests occurring in the U.S. and Europe over the past ten years, along with corporate governance consulting for some of the world's largest publicly traded companies. In his final two years of employment at D.F. King, Mr. Kovler advised on over twenty announced transactions valued at over $350 billion. He also advised some of the largest publicly traded companies in connection with corporate governance, investor relations and shareholder communications programs.
Harkins Kovler founder, Peter Harkins, who himself has advised on many of the largest and most contentious M&A transactions and proxy contests occurring in the U.S. and Europe over the past thirty years, praised Mr. Kovler's expertise, energy and integrity. "Jordan is one of the proxy solicitation industry's best known professionals. At Harkins Kovler he will have the freedom to apply his creativity and experience to challenging new client assignments."
Mr. Kovler began his career in proxy solicitation at D.F. King during the thirteen-year tenure of Mr. Harkins as CEO of that firm. Harkins Kovler managing director John Bibas, who managed D.F. King's European business over the seven-year period ended 2014, also has worked extensively with Mr. Kovler on numerous cross-border assignments. Initially Mr. Kovler will be based in New York, but his experience and counsel will be available to Harkins Kovler clients in Europe.
About Harkins Kovler
Founded by industry veterans, Harkins Kovler is an independent proxy solicitation firm specializing in shareholder activism, M&A transactions and proxy contests for board representation and control. With offices in New York and London, the firm provides strategic consulting and related proxy solicitation services, including share ownership profiles and trading analyses, vote projections, proxy/consent solicitations, information agent services in tender/exchange offers, tender/exchange offer response services, corporate governance consulting and litigation support in court proceedings regarding corporate governance and control matters, including shareholder rights plans. In its first year of existence, the firm has represented, among others, Deutsche Börse AG in a merger of equals with the London Stock Exchange Group plc and Carl Icahn in connection with his investment in American International Group, Inc. (AIG).
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