As far as experts go, they don’t get much better than Rick Grubaugh, SVP of D.F. King and Co, and he’s going to impart his wisdom at the 2018 Southwest Regional Conference!
Rick is a Senior Vice President of D.F. King & Co., Inc. and co-director of the Corporate Proxy Division and the Extraordinary Events Group. Rick primarily advises corporations and shareholders involved in complex shareholder transactions specializing in corporate control situations such as proxy contests, mergers and unsolicited tender offers.
Some of recent assignments Rick assisted with include eBay, Inc. in its defense of activist investor Carl Icahn, Sensient Technologies Corporation in its defense of activist investor FrontFour, BMC Software in its defense from Elliot Associates, Corvex Management / Related Companies in its solicitation of consents to remove the board of trustees of CommonWealth REIT Hampden Bancorp defense from activist investor Clover Group, Dole Foods acquisition by David Murdoch, Pershing Square Capital Management in its solicitation of proxies for board representation at Canadian Pacific Railway. AsiaInfo-Linkage’s acquisition by CITIC Capital, Pershing Square and Valeant Pharmaceuticals offer to acquire Allergan, Valeant Pharmaceuticals tender offers in connection with the acquisition of Solta Medical and Obagi Medical Products.
Prior to joining D.F. King, Rick was a founding partner of Beacon Hill Partners, Inc. specializing in advising companies and activist shareholders in corporate control situations. Rick began his proxy solicitation career at the Carter Organization, Inc., joining that firm in 1986.