Activist Investor Engagement
Strategy and Services

We understand how to effectively navigate an activist investor situation. Our goal is to proactively update the investment community during an activism campaign. We will modify your investor communications message and plan to reflect changes in long-term strategies, operating models and capital structures.

We have helped numerous executive leadership teams and company boards develop well-articulated communications plans. We are well-prepared to guide you through an activist investor engagement.

Services Include:

  • Communications strategy and plan development
  • Proactive shareholder/sell-side analyst dialog and outreach
  • Counsel on engagement with activists
  • Negotiation on proposed changes
  • Identification of corporate governance best practices
  • Post-settlement enhancement to disclosure materials, quarterly earnings calls and guidance

We engaged Arbor Advisory Group a few months after I took over as CEO of HanesBrands. They have worked closely with us for the last three years, helping us execute an Investor Day to announce our “Full Potential” strategy, navigate the effects of the pandemic, counsel our Board of Directors as we weighed strategic alternatives for our Champion business and, more recently, engage with an activist investor. We are extremely pleased to have them as part of our team.

Stephen Bratspies, Chief Executive Officer, HanesBrands Inc.