Emerging Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions with Eduardo Gallardo
Recently, we sat down to discuss why shareholder activism is such an important issue for public companies — and the reasons for the increase in activist campaigns — with Eduardo Gallardo, Global Co-Chair of our Mergers & Acquisitions practice. Widely recognized as one of the top dealmakers in the country, Gallardo has advised on public and private mergers and acquisitions, takeover and activism defense, and corporate governance matters for some of the world’s largest and highest-profile corporations, asset managers and banks. See what he had to say below.
Despite the current economic slowdown, Eduardo says he’s gearing up for an increase in shareholder activism.
Competing Shareholder Interests
There has been a shift in what shareholders care about – beyond just the quarterly results – which stems largely from the greater focus on ESG issues. Eduardo Gallardo discusses his thoughts on balancing competing interests.
When it comes to proxy fights, it’s not business as usual. Eduardo Gallardo breaks down new developments that are causing “a big shift in the way we think about proxy contests.”
Boards and Shareholder Activism
Shareholder activism is not just the flavor of the month. Eduardo weighs in on why this is a topic of interest for nearly every public company and why boards care about activism.