Develop an efficient and effective strategy to get votes
Rely on us to handle all or any part of the proxy voting process for you, accurately and effectively. We support you with all of the following:
- Annual and special meetings
- Proxy fights and contests
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Takeovers and activism preparedness
- Corporate governance consulting
- Shareholder engagement and communications
Plan your annual meeting
Calculate the key steps and dates you need to know as you prepare for your annual meeting
How do we help?
We provide all the services you need to effectively prepare for your shareholder meeting:
Conduct a vote projection
It’s important to understand your shareholder base and their voting patterns. We use detail from your own voted files and disclosures by your largest investors, to monitor and track how your investors vote globally.
Analyze your draft agenda
Our governance experts review your meeting agenda to determine the risk of proxy advisory firms recommending against any items. We highlight potential issues, help you iron them out and offer advice on proxy advisory firm policies and best practices.
Engage proxy advisory firms
We have strong, long standing relationships with proxy advisory firms. We’ll contact them directly to make sure they have the information they need to make their recommendations.
Get real time vote reports
During any live shareholder engagement program we closely monitor your votes daily using integrated vote tracking platforms. You get actionable, real time vote reports.
Identify institutional investors
We help you identify and understand your largest institutional shareholders as well as provide you with insights into their voting intentions.
Understand your shareholders
We'll help you understand who your shareholders are and which shareholders are likely to make the most significant impact on your vote. By profiling your shareholder base, we help you understand potential voting patterns.
Expert support for your meeting from beginning to end
We help get shareholder votes by:
Shareholders and whether they support or are against a proposal
Shareholders actively throughout the campaign
Shareholders to vote
Activate your retail votes
You often need a response from these investors to achieve challenging acceptance thresholds. Our strategy is based on a top-down approach to target the largest retail investors and help you understand what they will do. Our TeleVote® solution has been proven to be an effective method by which to engage retail shareholders and increase vote participation – with technology to take votes by phone.
We can help you communicate with your shareholders
Explaining complex issues to shareholders has always been a challenge for companies. It takes a thorough knowledge of the issues and an understanding of the types of questions shareholders can raise. It also takes the capacity to reach and respond to shareholders, often on a large scale and including retail investor communities. We have the resources and experience to facilitate complicated communications with your shareholders. We offer a range of integrated services to meet your needs for even the most complex corporate restructurings, offers, spin-offs and other transactions.