Contested solicitations are never a welcome alternative for a Board of Directors or the opposition group — they are an expensive, time consuming and risky undertaking. The M&A/Proxy Contest Group at Alliance Advisors consists of experienced and highly skilled individuals with decades of industry experience. We’ve drawn the very best and brightest individuals to our firm from ISS, market intelligence firms and the industry’s most respected senior proxy executives.
Alliance will target the centers of voting authority by penetrating ownership layers to identify the vote decision makers. Our ability to project the recommendations of the proxy advisory firms and the vote participation level of institutional and retail investors provides a blueprint for an effective solicitation campaign. Alliance will also assist in the crafting of “fight letters” so your message to these various shareholder groupings is heard and understood. Our main objective in a proxy contest is to maximize shareholder support for our clients’ position.