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Christopher M. Hayden

Christopher M. Hayden

Georgeson LLC
Senior Managing Director
New York, NY, USA


Christopher M. Hayden is a Senior Managing Director in Georgeson’s Proxy Division.  He joined Georgeson in 1995.  During his tenure at Georgeson, he has consulted with many corporations on defensive and offensive tactics in proxy contests, tender offers and other extraordinary transactions.  He advises public companies on corporate governance issues. He also has extensive experience counseling investment management companies facing shareholder proposals and proxy contests.

Recent transactions in which Chris has been involved include LogMeIn’s transaction with Citrix’s GetGo business, Inteliquent’s acquisition by GTCR, AEP Industries’ merger with Berry Pastics Group, Inc., Nokia’s offer for Alcatel-Lucent and TRW Automotive Holdings’ merger with ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

Chris also specializes in providing solicitation advice to investment management companies. He routinely counsels closed-end funds engaged in proxy fights, tender offers and rights offerings.  Throughout the course of his career, Chris has managed more than 1,000 closed-end fund shareholder meetings.

Chris is also a principal of Georgeson Securities Corporation where he oversees the firm’s dealer-manager activities.  He holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.

He received a B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University. He is a member of the Society for Corporate Governance.

Christopher M. Hayden is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Anne C. Meyer, Georgeson Report: SEC Proposes Universal Proxy Cards (November 16, 2016) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Anne C. Meyer, Georgeson Report—Proxy Season Preparedness: Strategies for the “On” Season (March 27, 2017) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Practical Considerations for Your First Annual Meeting (July 2014) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Rajeev Kumar, CFA, Georgeson 2016 Annual Corporate Governance Review Executive Summary (November 18, 2016) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Anne C. Meyer, Georgeson Report—Proxy Advisory Firms’ 2017 Policy Updates (December 5, 2016) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Rajeev Kumar, CFA, Georgeson 2016 Annual Corporate Governance Review Executive Summary (November 18, 2016) - Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2017, Friday, November 03, 2017
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