With offices in Toronto, New York, and Vancouver, Kingsdale Advisors is the leading shareholder services and advisory firm, having acted on the largest and most high-profile proxy fights and transactions. Kingsdale offers a wide range of services including proxy solicitation, governance advisory and proxy analytics, compensation analysis, risk assessment, information agent, shareholder identification, depositary programs, asset reclamation and escrow services.
Over the past decade, Kingsdale has been retained by North American companies and shareholders in the vast majority of proxy contests and transactions involving shareholder votes. Since inception, Kingsdale has advised on all high profile proxy contests in Canada including contests between: i) Pershing Square and Canadian Pacific Railway, ii) JANA Partners and Agrium, iii) Mason Capital and Telus Corporation, iv) Maple Group and TMX Group Inc. and V) West Face Capital and Maple Leaf Foods. Kingsdale has also been engaged on and advised companies involved in Canada’s largest M&A transactions including: BHP Billiton’s $38.5 billion unsolicited bid for Potash Corp., Xstrata PLC’s $19 billion unsolicited bid for Falconbridge Limited, Suncor Canada’s $19 billion merger with Petro-Canada and Barrick Gold Corporation’s $12.1 billion unsolicited takeover of Placer Dome Inc.