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Abernathy MacGregor at the 2019 Tulane M&A Conference

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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

As the M&A world converges on New Orleans this week, we thought it was appropriate to offer some thoughts on one of the more interesting emerging trends: the convergence of private equity and shareholder activism. With dry powder rising alongside valuations, private equity firms are taking a close look at their public market peers: shareholder activists. Abernathy's Chuck Dohrenwend and Pat Tucker join 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.

Buybacks: Communications Considerations in the Current Environment

A recent proposal regarding corporate stock buybacks has reframed what has historically been viewed as a purely economic decision to more of a social issue, and corporate leaders and communicators may now need to grapple with the social repercussions of the financial decisions they make for capital allocation.

A communicator’s role in the changing face of cross-border M&A

Communicators play a more central role than ever before in getting cross-border deals done. Charting a path through changing regulations, new political realities and local nuances is vital to any successful transaction.

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.

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