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Jun 24, 2024

Cracking the code: Winning retail investor approval in M&A

Expert strategies for securing retail investor votes

Securing retail shareholder approval during corporate transactions can be a tricky task for companies, especially those with a large base of mom-and-pop investors.

Retail shareholders are typically indifferent to voting and making them interested is one of the hurdles. Compounding that is often a lack of financial literacy and different regulatory constraints, which make it harder for companies to find out who their retail investors are.

In this article, we look at how to effectively secure retail investor votes during mergers, acquisitions or other corporate transactions, drawing insights from a case study with small-cap gaming firm and sports technology provider GAN and experienced proxy advisers.

You can access the full version of this piece at Governance Intelligence publication