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Christopher M. Hayden

Christopher M. Hayden

Georgeson LLC
Senior Managing Director
New York City, 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, Deltic Timber’s merger with Potlatch, RythymOne’s acquisition of YuMe, Nokia’s offer for Alcatel-Lucent and Lumos Networks’ sale to EQT Infrastrucure.

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 and has been a featured guest speaker at industry events including regional Society chapter conferences, The Investment Company Institute’s Closed-End Fund Conference, Practising Law Institute’s Understanding the Securities Laws program as well as many other law firm and advisor conferences.

 
Christopher M. Hayden is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Christopher M. Hayden and Anne C. Meyer, Practical Considerations for Your First Annual Meeting (April 2018) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018
Georgeson LLC, Georgeson Report, BlackRock Asks Companies to Deliver Social Value and Sustainable, Long-Term Financial Growth (February 22, 2018) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 10, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Thursday, December 13, 2018
Dodd-Frank Requirements and Disclosures - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Thursday, December 13, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Dodd-Frank Requirements and Disclosures - Dodd-Frank Requirements and Disclosures, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation - Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Dodd-Frank Requirements and Disclosures - Dodd-Frank Requirements and Disclosures, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation - Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation, Thursday, December 13, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Dodd-Frank Requirements and Disclosures - Dodd-Frank Requirements and Disclosures, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation - Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation, Thursday, December 13, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 19, 2018, New York, NY
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