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FTI Consulting’s Activism and M&A Solutions practice offers comprehensive consulting on activist engagements and M&A situations. This is a unique offering that provides forensic accounting, investigative, communications and industry capabilities that go far beyond traditional due diligence and financial analysis. The practice identifies and investigates critical threats and opportunities by deploying integrated teams that work in conjunction with legal and banking advisors to shift the balance in favor of our clients in an activism or hostile M&A situation. By leveraging their distinct vantage points, the practice’s senior experts become an extension of management teams to support and creatively resolve activist issues at hand in order to enable management to focus on business operations and avoid common missteps during an activist or hostile M&A situation.
Our experts in forensic accounting and background investigations, industry operations, government affairs, restructuring and strategic communications helped to significantly impact many high profile activist and M&A defense situations, including: Allergan’s successful defense against Pershing Square and Valeant; Perrigo’s successful defense against Mylan; DuPont’s successful defense against Trian; and Shire in connection with the initially unsolicited proposed acquisition by AbbVie as well as numerous other activist situations. Through FTI’s unique multi-faceted experience and capabilities, the practice has become sought after by companies and activist investors alike in some of the most high profile, high stakes activist and M&A engagements around the world.