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October 26: Securities Enforcement Forum in Washington DC

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Meet Our Experts

  • Jason Frankl

    Jason Frankl

    Senior Managing Director

  • Steven Balet

    Steve Balet

    Managing Director

  • Brian Kushner

    Brian Kushner

    Senior Managing Director

  • Glenn Tyranski

    Glenn Tyranski

    Managing Director

Services

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.

Preparedness Offerings

Well-known and established activists continue to carry out highly visible campaigns while smaller activists keep joining the scene with surprising success. Altogether, activist funds outperformed the market in 2016 and became an increasingly attractive investment with roughly $169 billion in capital focused purely on activism. With the continued rise of activism, companies must begin to prepare for any activism that is likely to occur. Implementing structural changes and preventative measures are the best tools to combating unwanted activism before it happens and FTI can help. Our comprehensive bundle of services provides our clients with the necessary tools to combat any future activism. By utilizing communication channels, business intelligence, and structural defense review, we assist our clients with implementing sustainable preventive measures against investor activism.

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Notable Clients

FTI Consulting has represented many companies directly facing shareholder activism or preparing for it. We have been a trusted advisor to some of the world’s largest companies on some of the most high-profile and most complex acquisitions of our times. Our activism and hostile M&A consulting offerings are unparalleled in the marketplace.

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