M&A and Corporate Finance
Innisfree M&A Incorporated (New York) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Lake Isle M&A Incorporated (London) provide clients with sound tactical and strategic advice and results-oriented implementation in proxy solicitations, tender and exchange offers, mergers, rights offerings, restructurings and other corporate actions - friendly or contested, domestic or cross-border. In addition, we provide consulting services on strategic management issues, such as corporate governance, executive compensation and investor relations. With an experienced professional staff in New York, London, and Pittsburgh, we have represented hundreds of companies in over 20 countries. Our reputation is based on an unparalleled record of success in contested elections and unsolicited acquisition offers. The experience gained and the relationships developed during our staff’s involvement in most of the major corporate battles of the last three decades have proven invaluable to our clients.
Meredith L. Cole, Founding Managing Director of Innisfree M&A Incorporated and its wholly-owned London subsidiary, Lake Isle M&A Incorporated, heads the Investor Relations/Analytics practice. Working with shareholders, custodians, central depositories and vote execution services on numerous solicitations for over 20 years, she has developed an expertise in global voting systems and the custodial chain of shareholdings. Her in-depth knowledge of DTC settlement trends and activist trading patterns enables Innisfree to accurately monitor shareholder trading activity and to identify potentially hostile positions and, where activist accumulations lead to full-blown proxy contests, to work with issuers to develop a specifically targeted outreach/solicitation strategy to maximize the probability of success.
Arthur B. Crozier is chairman of Innisfree M&A Incorporated of New York and of Lake Isle M&A Incorporated, Innisfree’s wholly-owned UK subsidiary. Mr Crozier’s practice includes the representation of US and international clients in a wide variety of transactions and proxy contests, as well as annual and special meetings. In addition, he counsels an international roster of clients on corporate governance and executive compensation issues. Mr Crozier has written numerous articles and spoken extensively on the subjects of corporate governance, executive compensation, proxy contests, hedge fund activism and international voting practices.
Larry W. Miller is a Managing Director of Innisfree M&A Incorporated. Mr. Miller focuses on providing strategic advice in M&A transactions, proxy contests, and annual and special shareholder meetings, and also counsels clients on compensation and corporate governance issues. Prior to joining Innisfree, Mr. Miller was a litigation attorney associated with Cravath, Swaine & Moore representing both issuers and dissidents in proxy contests and M&A transactions. After Cravath, Mr. Miller served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau. Mr. Miller earned a B.A. from Amherst College, and a J.D. from the New York University of School of Law.