The Bayfield team has collectively been involved in over 150 proxy contests across North America.

Shareholder Activism

Bayfield has worked with leading public companies and constructive activist shareholders in high-profile proxy contests, M&A transactions and hostile bids across North America. Our clients seek us out because we bring superior insight, high-level engagement, energy and executional excellence to every contest.

We will work with you to craft and communicate a compelling narrative to shareholders to defend your position or mount a dissident campaign. We tailor our approach to achieve maximum effectiveness, ranging from rapid dominance to a slower drumbeat of constant messaging.

Our team can prepare letters to shareholders, presentations, a dedicated website, eye-catching proxy circulars, press releases and messaging for the media. We’ll coordinate with your legal advisors to seamlessly design and execute a winning strategy.

Our services include:

  • Proxy Contests
  • Hostile Takeovers
  • Governance Advisory
  • Mergers and Acquisitions


Shareholder Solicitation Services

Bayfield Strategy’s sister company, Evolution Proxy, specializes in delivering victories to their clients through an integrated and highly calibrated approach to proxy solicitation. Evolution Proxy combines the very best in proxy solicitation expertise, powerful communications techniques, corporate governance advice and the strategic experience that comes with over 150 career engagements.

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