Corporate Structures and Governance Risk Advisory Services
The Laurel Hill Advisory Group, LLC has a proven track record of delivering successful results whether you are planning a Special Meeting, Consent Solicitation, Dutch Auction, Tender Offer or other Corporate Action related to a Merger or Acquisition.
Laurel Hill provides comprehensive strategic consulting to you and your advisors on all aspects of the Special Meeting or Offer, ranging from formulation of broad strategies to the implementation of specific tactics to motivate each segment of a shareholder base.
We forecast the likely votes or tenders and outline potential scenarios providing clear alternatives prior to the actual solicitation period as well as advise management and help structure proper, effective contact with institutional investor advisors such as ISS and Glass Lewis providing insight and recommendations regarding these advisory services. Laurel Hill provides timely reports to management and advisors, outlining the vote, or projected participation. We detail the progress of the solicitation and identify, where possible, the voting pattern of major institutional and individual holders; and/or their willingness to support the offer.
Laurel Hill coordinates the delivery of all voted proxies and tendered securities to the designated tabulator or depositary, up to and including the time of the special meeting or closing of your offer. During this process, if needed, Laurel Hill will commence a telephone solicitation campaign from selected registered and “street name” retail holders, in order to maximize response.
In addition, Laurel Hill will work closely with your management, lawyers, bankers and other advisors, using our knowledge and expertise in the Corporate Action process to anticipate potential problems and assist in the development and implementation of all aspects of the overall solicitation strategy. Our web hosting suite for documents and press release distribution offers a cost effective alternative for smaller, targeted deals.
Post offer, we can provide other services that are designed to reduce shareholder servicing costs. These include a Small Shareholder “Odd Lot” Program, a Shareholder Asset Recovery program “SHARP”, and e-mail capture services. Some of these programs can be provided cost-free to the issuer.