Brunswick Group, the strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues, today announced that Charles A. (Charlie) Koons has joined the firm as a partner in New York focused on M&A, shareholder activism, corporate governance, and investor engagement.
Charlie has more than 24 years’ experience as a trusted advisor in M&A and in proxy contests to both corporate issuers as well as shareholders. He has broad experience in advising executive teams and boards of directors on how best to deal with activist issues.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer said: “Charlie has deep experience and expertise in activism, M&A, strategy, and financial situations. He will significantly enhance our capabilities in the U.S. and elsewhere.”
Nik Deogun, CEO of the Americas and U.S. Senior Partner said: “We look forward to Charlie making an immediate impact with our global Financial Situations team. Last year, we advised on 165 transactions worth more than $421 billion and 32 companies on live engagements with some of the world’s most prominent activist shareholders. We expect that to continue in 2020.”
On joining Brunswick, Charlie Koons said: “I am thrilled to join Brunswick’s world-class team of advisors. Clients today demand experienced practitioners from a broad range of backgrounds. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to further advance the interests of our clients.”
About Charles A. Koons
Charlie was most recently Managing Director of the Activism & Contested Situations Advisory Group at Morrow Sodali, advising clients on shareholder activism and mergers and acquisitions.
Before that, he was a Managing Director of Shareholder Activism at Mackenzie Partners, where he advised clients in some of the largest Wall Street proxy contests and hostile M&A situations.
He has a B.A. in European Studies from Vanderbilt University.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues. Our purpose is to help the great value-creating organizations of the world play a more successful role in society. We advise on critical issues at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.
For more information, visit: www.brunswickgroup.com.
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