The 10 Worst Things to Do When an Activist Comes Knocking
February 23, 2021
While there’s no one right way to react to an inquiry from an activist, there are a lot of ways to get it wrong. Our illustrated handbook highlights ten of the worst things you could do, and offers our perspective on how to think about your response differently so that you get a better business outcome.
BlackRock’s 2020 Priorities: What Public Companies Need to Do Now
Last week, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink's annual letter to public company CEOs boldly announced BlackRock's increased focus on climate change and sustainability issues, with prescriptive actions the asset manager expects companies to take by year end.
Abernathy MacGregor at the 2019 Tulane M&A Conference
March 22, 2019
Last week, nine members of Abernathy MacGregor made the annual trip to New Orleans for the Tulane Corporate Law Institute M&A Conference to gain valuable perspective from new and old acquaintances alike.
Wake up the Raiders: Considerations for Private Equity Going Activist
This piece was highlighted in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. Abernathy's Chuck Dohrenwend and Pat Tucker joined Pillsbury's Steve Amdur and Jarrod Murphy to examine the key risks for private equity leaders embracing the activist playbook and how to pursue this new strategy effectively.
If You Can’t Make Your Case Directly to ISS or Glass Lewis, Try This Instead
A recent client experience offers actionable insight into how companies can respond to proxy advisory firm recommendations.