Apr 19, 2013
The Kingsdale Connection - Spring 2013
With the recent rise in shareholder activism, issuers are looking for new methods to defend themselves against predatory actions of activist shareholders.
Dec 14, 2012
The Kingsdale Connection - Winter 2013
Our clients often ask whether they should unleash the power of social media in their proxy campaigns.
Nov 19, 2012
2013 Proxy Advisory Guideline Updates
Proxy advisory firms ISS and Glass Lewis have both recently updated their voting recommendation guidelines for the 2013 proxy season (ISS: November 16, 2012; Glass Lewis: November 15, 2012).
Oct 2, 2012
The Kingsdale Connection - Fall 2012
We’ve all been to shareholders meetings, and seen votes come down the pipeline. But how does it all happen?
Jun 27, 2012
The Kingsdale Connection - Summer 2012
The 2012 proxy season has been one of our busiest here at Kingsdale.
May 22, 2012
A Big Win for Pershing Square - and Kingsdale
We at Kingsdale are proud to have played a crucial behind-the-scenes role in the high-profile -- and ultimately successful -- campaign by Pershing Square Capital Management to bring fresh blood to Canadian Pacific Railway’s board of directors.
Feb 1, 2012
Kingsdale Adds Seasoned Financial Journalist, Expands Financial Communication Services.
Kingsdale Communications Inc. welcomes Bernard Simon, until recently the Financial Times' correspondent in Canada, as Vice-President, Communications.
Nov 21, 2011
2012 Proxy Season Preview
With the 2012 proxy season fast approaching, Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. ("Kingsdale") would like to highlight the following three corporate governance topics as particular areas of attention for issuers and their legal counsel
Nov 21, 2011
With Regulations Tightening, Engaging Knowledgeable and Strategic Communications Counsel is Vital to Success
On September 14, 2011, Canadian Securities Administrators in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Northwest Territories published a notice outlining concerns about issuers using advertising to promote an interest in their securities.
Nov 21, 2011
ISS 2012 Proxy Voting Policy Update
On November 17, 2011, ISS released their 2012 updates to its U.S., Canadian, European, and International benchmark proxy voting guidelines.
Feb 17, 2011
Kingsdale Shareholder Services Welcomes Canadian Oil Sands as its Newest Client in the Oil and Gas Sector
Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. ("Kingsdale"), Canada's leading integrated shareholder services firm, welcomes Canadian Oil Sands Limited ("Canadian Oil Sands") as Kingsdale's newest client in the oil and gas sector.
Feb 1, 2011
Victor Li joins Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc., as Senior Director, Proxy Analytics
Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. ("Kingsdale"), Canada's leading integrated shareholders communications firm announced today that Victor Li, CFA has been appointed the Senior Director of Proxy Analytics at Kingsdale.
Jan 26, 2011
Kingsdale Shareholder Services Continues to be the M&A Proxy Firm of Choice in Canada in 2011
Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. ("Kingsdale"), Canada's leading integrated shareholder communications firm, announced today that Kingsdale continues to be the M&A Proxy Firm of Choice in Canada in 2011.
Jul 6, 2010
Flawed proxy system warrants urgent attention
In 2010, more than 20 leading Canadian corporations announced that their shareholders will be given the opportunity to vote on executive compensation in 2010 or 2011.
Jun 16, 2010
Wes Hall Joins Canada in G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), host of the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit, is proud to announce that Wes Hall, president and chief executive officer of Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc., will be a panelist at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit, taking place in Toronto, June 20 - 22, 2010.
Feb 28, 2010
Shareholder Activism is Here to Stay: What You Need to Know
We could blame the recent explosion of shareholder activism on the recent implosion of the markets but that would not be one hundred per cent accurate.
Oct 22, 2009
Kingsdale Shareholder Services President & CEO, Wes Hall, Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009
Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Financial Services Category in the Province of Ontario
Sep 21, 2009
Canada's Leading Shareholder Services Firm Continues to Expand Kingsdale Shareholder Services Announces Opening of Vancouver Office
Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. ("Kingsdale"), Canada's leading proxy solicitation firm today announced it has opened a new office in Vancouver, British Columbia, as part of its ongoing efforts to provide exceptional client service, and best-in-class shareholder communications offerings.
Apr 19, 2009
Proxy fights heat up as markets tank
Amid the worst bear market in decades, shareholders are taking their frustrations public and attempting to overthrow boards of directors in much larger numbers.
Oct 15, 2008
Shareholder Activism: Coming To A Company Near You
Shareholder activism has long been a reality in the United States but, like many trends, has been slow in making it big in Canada. Well, the time has finally come. Shareholder activism has arrived.
Feb 15, 2007
Rewriting the Rules of the Takeover Game
Activist shareholders turned the Sears Canada deal upside down, confounding nvestors, boards and executives alike. But it was far from unique. How the new corporate warriors are bringing fundamental change to the way that the largest companies are bought and sold
Sep 15, 2006
Art Of The Deal - Turning A Fight Into A Friendly Takeover
It's the sweet spot for lawyers at the top of their career arc–a multi-party deal that swings around from hostile to friendly without so much as a bruised client or angry regulator in sight. A behind-the-scenes look at how it all came together in the Barrick Gold bid for Placer Dome, the biggest gold play in history.
Aug 15, 2006
Kingsdale has big job paying Falconbridge shareholders
Sometime today, Wes Hall will take charge of what will undoubtedly be the biggest sum of money he as ever seen: $19.2 billion. Unfortunately, it's not a lottery windfall and he can't keep it.
Jul 31, 2006
Getting investors to vote huge challenge
In the middle of its proxy fight with a dissident investor for control of the company, H.J. Heinz devised a unique way to present its side of things to employees. Two weeks ago it gave each of its 1,200 staff at the company's Pittsburgh head office a ketchup bottle with a customized label that read "White Card is the Right Card."