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Join our team at the following conferences and events:

  • Council for Institutional Investors Fall Conference in San Diego September 13-15
  • Skytop Strategies Global Shareholder Engagement & Activism Summit in Toronto September 28-29
  • National Association of Corporate Directors Global Board Leaders Summit in National Harbor, MD October 1-4

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September 19, 2017
A group of U.S. activist investors threatened to vote against the proposed merger between Clariant and U.S.-based Huntsman, jeopardizing a d… Read More
September 19, 2017
After a historic buildup of its bond portfolio to support the collapsing U.S. economy following the financial crisis, the central bank plans… Read More
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Toys ‘R’ Us, for decades the go-to spot for birthday and holiday gifts, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, undone by a hefty debt l… Read More
September 19, 2017
Equifax hired cybersecurity experts to deal with an incident on its corporate networks in March, two months before the start of the hack tha… Read More
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Central banks should consider introducing their own cryptocurrencies to counter the risks from the explosive growth in bitcoin and other vir… Read More
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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

  • Peter Nolan

    Peter Nolan

    Senior Managing Director

  • Glenn Tyranski

    Glenn Tyranski

    Managing Director


FTI Consulting’s Activism and M&A Solutions practice is a one-stop shop for 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 solve activist pressures 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 made significant impacts in many of the high profile activist and M&A defense situations of 2014 and 2015, 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 and numerous activist situations. Through FTI’s unique 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.

Notable Clients

FTI Consulting has represented many companies directly facing 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 corporate acquisitions of our times. Our activism and hostile mergers & acquisitions consulting offerings are unparalleled in the marketplace.

  • Perrigo
    Defended company against hostile takeover attempt
  • Dupont
    Activism defense support in successful proxy fight against Trian
  • Allergan
    Defended against an activist attempting to a push a company into a sale and a hostile acquirer
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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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