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Shareholder Activism Defense

Activist investors seek to effect change through active engagement with company management and the Board of Directors, with the objective of increasing the stock price and creating value for shareholders. Activism is typically a symptom of a disconnect between the market’s view of a company’s value and its true value.


Teneo has one of the largest shareholder activist defense practices in the industry and we have advised on many of the most recent high-profile situations. Our firm has made the decision to only work on the side of corporations; we do not represent activist investors.


Teneo partners with companies to evaluate their business model from an internal and external perspective to help them define and articulate their value proposition to the market, to proactively identify vulnerabilities and mitigate risks, and to protect the company’s reputation and best interest throughout an activist threat. More specifically, we focus on helping clients: prepare for potential activist attacks; engage with activist investors, long-term shareholders and proxy advisors; and, if necessary, respond to and navigate an adversarial campaign.