NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Morrow Sodali today announced that Charles A. Koons has joined the firm as Managing Director of its Activism & Contested Situations Advisory Group. Charlie will provide strategic counsel to clients on a variety of shareholder-related issues, with particular emphasis on activist situations and proxy fights.
Charlie brings more than 20 years of experience as a senior advisor in shareholder activism and contested M&A, providing high-level advice to both corporate issuers as well as shareholders, most recently as Managing Director of MacKenzie Partners. Charlie’s extensive track record includes engagements across the full spectrum of transactions, including some of the most notable proxy fights of recent years.
“Charlie’s addition to the Morrow Sodali team represents a significant strengthening of our capabilities in the contested situations arena that we are dealing with in many markets across the world. We are extremely pleased to have someone with his experience, skills and judgment to advise clients and work in close coordination with legal, financial and public relations advisors in these fast-moving engagements,” said Alvise Recchi, CEO of Morrow Sodali.
“Companies today are faced with escalating pressure from their shareholders on a number of fronts, ranging from corporate governance policies to business operations. Our Activism & Contested Situations Advisory Group helps clients effectively anticipate, prepare and respond to shareholder demands by providing strategic guidance in these highly charged and critical situations,” added Ron Knox, CEO, of Morrow Sodali US.
Charlie will work side by side with Michael Verrechia, also a Managing Director in the firm’s Activism & Contested Situations Advisory Group. Mike, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, has 18 years of experience providing strategic counsel in matters of shareholder activism in contested director elections, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and proxy solicitation.
About Morrow Sodali
Morrow Sodali is the leading global consulting firm specializing in shareholder services, activism and contested situations, corporate governance, strategic stock surveillance and proxy solicitation. The firm provides corporate clients and shareholders with strategic advice and services relating to a broad range of activities, including: mergers and acquisitions, contested director campaigns, shareholder activist initiatives, shareholder meetings and multinational cross-border equity and debt transactions.
From headquarters in New York and London and seven offices in major capital markets, Morrow Sodali serves more than 700 corporate clients in 40 countries, including many of the world’s largest multinational corporations. In addition to listed and private companies, its clients include mutual funds, stock exchanges, membership associations and activist investors.