Shareholder Activism and Corporate Governance

Kekst CNC has unparalleled experience in helping companies prepare for and respond effectively to activist investors and their agendas.

When hedge funds and other short-term activists apply pressure behind the scenes or wage highly visible proxy contests, Kekst CNC works closely with a company and its advisors to communicate its position effectively.

Sometimes these situations require finesse. Other times they require forceful advocacy. We understand the need for nuance and that winning an activist campaign requires a strategic approach to communications over time, on and off-line.

We also advise boards of directors and senior management teams on a range of corporate governance matters, including:

  • Succession planning and management transition announcements
  • Education of board members and issues management on hot-topic resolutions
  • Executive compensation
  • Board-initiated audits and investigations