NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Okapi Partners LLC, a leading proxy solicitation and investor response firm for corporations and institutional investors, has been recognized as the top proxy solicitor by Activist Insight magazine for the second year in a row. The firm represented both issuers and activists in 26 campaigns in 2017 in what was one of Okapi's most successful years since its founding in 2008, according to Activist Insight.
Okapi advised activist investors in 17 campaigns this year, which was more than the next three proxy solicitors cited in Activist Insight's 2017 Intermediary Awards combined. The firm also defended 9 issuers against activist investors during the year. Activist Insight noted Okapi's largest campaign of 2017 involved its client, Elliott Management, in a proxy contest against Arconic.
"This year we executed campaigns against larger targets and in defense of companies by utilizing new and innovative tools to communicate with shareholders for the benefit of our clients," said Bruce H. Goldfarb, President and CEO of Okapi Partners. "As we always have, our team stepped up to the plate in our busiest year ever and delivered the highest quality counsel and execution our clients have come to expect."
In 2017, Okapi has worked with over 100 clients providing advise on proxy solicitation matters, corporate governance issues and shareholder engagement strategies.
About Okapi Partners LLC
Founded in 2008, Okapi Partners is a strategic proxy solicitation and investor response firm providing a full range of solicitation and information agent services, as well as related consultation and advice to clients. The firm represents corporations, mutual funds, private equity firms, hedge funds and institutional investors and provides them with superior intellectual capital, industry relationships and execution capabilities.
Okapi Partners combines expertise with a fresh, energetic approach. Clients can expect to work with the firm in developing and guiding their solicitation and response campaign from beginning to end. Well versed in the markets and prepared for any contingency that might arise during an assignment, Okapi Partners provides our clients the ability to respond thoughtfully and effectively. Experience working hand-in-hand with clients and their advisors allows the firm to deliver optimal outcomes for clients. Additional information is available at www.okapipartners.com. Follow Okapi Partners on Twitter @OkapiPartners.
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