Solicitation and Governance

D.F. King is a globally-recognized leader in proxy solicitation, financial communications and corporate governance consulting. With unparalleled experience in merger votes, proxy contests and tender/exchange offers for corporate control, the firm has advised corporations, shareholder groups, investment bankers and securities attorneys since 1942. Internationally and domestically, from cross-border acquisitions to bankruptcy reorganizations, D.F. King has played a role in many of the highest-profile corporate transformations of the past 70 years.

Today, as in the past, D.F. King’s commitment to quality service extends to each assignment. Teams of seasoned professionals are dedicated to achieving optimal results at even the most routine shareholders’ meetings. Corporate governance assessments, shareholder analytics and specialized research are tailored to client needs and inform each campaign. Investor outreach benefits from D.F. King’s credibility with portfolio managers, arbitrageurs, hedge funds, proxy voting committees and proxy advisory firms. Additionally, D.F. King maintains continuous dialogue with bank and broker custodians and their agents to ensure timely processing of investor instructions and actionable intelligence on the progress of a vote or offer. Because shareholder meetings and corporate actions, particularly if contested, can tax the resources of even large corporations, clients rely on D.F. King to deliver the highest attainable level of stakeholder support for their objectives.

D.F. King also advises mutual fund families in the solicitation of retail investors. Success derives from the careful strategic planning, advanced information and communications technology, highly trained personnel, and experience D.F. King brings to these complex assignments. D.F. King is able to scale existing assets to meet the demands of virtually any mutual fund solicitation, and its commitment to this business is unmatched in the industry.

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