Acting as your information agent, D.F. King, an AST company, delivers timely, accurate communication to all stakeholders. We are experts in advising companies in a range of shareholder communication challenges, such as tender and exchange offers, Dutch auctions, and rights offerings. In combination with a high-level approach and keen analytical abilities, this expertise provides you with the understanding and strategy to communicate effectively with your shareholders, and to maximize results.
We understand the effect an announced offer can have on your shareholder base. By conducting strategic analyses and making key recommendations, we help clients maximize results in their favor and project likely outcomes. We develop a comprehensive communication and mobilization strategy to alert shareholders to a recommended course of action.
Dutch auctions can be effective tools in helping a company establish a fair market price for its share repurchase plans. Integral to any successful Dutch auction is an overarching strategy that considers all market variables, along with a comprehensive plan for communicating with key stakeholders. We provide critical insight and counsel to companies as they move through the transaction process.
Rights offerings provide an important way for companies to raise capital from existing shareholders. We advise companies considering a rights offering, counseling clients through the entire process. We also provide experience-based guidance and insight throughout the planning stage, and help develop a comprehensive shareholder communications and outreach strategy.
Effective debt identification and restructuring services can help companies achieve their financial goals. D.F. King Information Agent Services leverages a team of highly-experienced professionals who work with you and your advisors to develop a customized strategy, including responses to corporate, high yield and distress situations.
D.F. KING ADVANTAGES
D.F. King’s unique combination of experience and analytical capabilities sets us apart from our competitors. Experts on our seasoned team average over 20 years of industry experience. Their deep understanding of M&A transactions, as well as extensive institutional relationships with key decision-makers such as arbitrageurs, hedge funds and other event-driven investors, contribute to your success. Our highly-analytical approach provides our clients with board-quality reports and analyses. By undergoing a full analysis of each client’s shareholder base and transactions, we craft swift, effective communications strategies and position our clients to achieve their goals.
HOW WE WORK
We identify holders of stock and debt and then monitor changes throughout the term of the offer.
We pull from long-standing institutional relationships with key decision-makers to provide crucial market intelligence.
We advise on the structure and terms of the transaction and focus on implementing a strategy to efficiently achieve your goals.
After a strategy is in place, our strong institutional relationships - supported by our mailing and call center capabilities - help you effectively communicate with all key stakeholders.
Technology drives every D.F. King solution, so customers can rely on the highest levels of data security and the most efficient approach to managing their solicitation.With a proprietary technology platform, our clients receive best-in-class solutions based on the combination of experienced strategic advice supported by state-of the-art technology And by integrating technology into our operations, our professionals spend more time focusing on delivering personalized industry-leading service.
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