September 7, 2017
London, United Kingdom
Morrow Sodali today announced that Charles A. Koons has joined the firm as Managing Director of its Activism and 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.
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Charlie brings more than 20 years of experience as a senior counselor 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.
Charlie will be based in New York and will be a strong asset for the global Activism and Contested Situations team, which is in charge of helping clients across markets effectively anticipate, prepare and respond to shareholder demands by providing strategic guidance in these highly charged and critical situations.
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.