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Past Event
28 February 2012

Shareholder Activism and Corporate Defense Event

Wells Fargo Securities and Mayer Brown invite you to join us for a lunch seminar to learn about current trends in shareholder activism and corporate defense.

No one is immune to shareholder activism

  • Hostile activity and shareholder activism continue to escalate
  • More than 150 activist-nominated directors were elected in 2010 and 2011
  • Dissident success rate in proxy fights has been increasing
  • Increasing trend of settlements with activists
  • New fundraising strategies and "stealth" tactics
  • Efforts to force a sale or return of capital to shareholders likely to increase
  • 75% of activism is targeted at small-cap and mid-cap companies


  • Learn who the "Activists" are
  • Key characteristics of activist targets
  • What are their objectives?
  • Learn their "Playbook"

Date & Time
February 28, 2012
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Mayer Brown LLP
71 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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