Steven Balet

Managing Director

Steven Balet | Managing Director�
(212) 850-5735
Wall Street Plaza
88 Pine Street • 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10005


B.A., Economics, University at Albany, The State University of New York
J.D., University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Steven Balet is a managing director and co-lead of FTI’s Activism and M&A Solutions practice. He is based in New York.

For the past 20 years, Mr. Balet has advised public companies and hedge funds of all sizes on mergers & acquisitions, contested proxy campaigns and corporate governance issues. Mr. Balet’s experience includes providing strategic counsel to both corporates and dissidents in proxy contests all around the world. He has also worked on many contested cross border mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Mr. Balet has extensive experience working with issuers to develop the most effective message for delivering the vote. He routinely counsels issuers on how to engage third party advisory groups such as Institutional Shareholder Services as well as providing background information on various activist stockholders and the techniques they employ. Mr. Balet has spoken on numerous panels discussing shareholder activism as it relates to both merger activism and board proxy fights.

Mr. Balet has been involved in some of the largest contested situations in the past decade including representing Sanofi-Synthelabo in their acquisition of Aventis, Rio Tinto in its defense of BHP Billiton’s hostile tender, and Oracle in its hostile acquisition of Peoplesoft. Most recently, Mr. Balet advised Allergan in its defense against Pershing Square Capital Management and Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ unsuccessful hostile takeover attempt, as well as Perrigo Company in its landmark defense against Mylan’s N.V.’s $26 billion hostile bid.

Mr. Balet joined FTI Consulting in April 2013. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Balet’s experience included 15 years at MacKenzie Partners, including three years as head of their London Office.

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