Tech in Focus

Tech in Focus

Sept 12, 2021

Technology companies stand at an inflection point, where a groundswell for change from Washington and other corners could fundamentally alter their business models. To help our technology clients better understand their legal landscape, we have prepared a series of thought leadership and insights on the most pressing issues affecting the tech industry.

September 15: Preparing for the Approach: Shareholder Activism Updates for Tech Companies Webinar
Technology companies have become prime targets for activist investors, yet many companies and their boards are not fully prepared to address the evolving tactics of activist investors. On September 15, S&C will host the webinar, “Preparing for the Approach: Shareholder Activism Updates for Tech Companies,” in which John Savva, Melissa Sawyer and Sarah Payne will analyze significant trends and developments in shareholder activism impacting the technology sector. Topics will include the continuing rise in environmental and social/political proposals, and best practices for management and board members dealing with activist investors. Kelly Sullivan from Joele Frank and Scott Winter from Innisfree will join the discussion.

Register for the webinar here

John SavvaJohn Savva is a partner in S&C’s Palo Alto office who has represented prominent and emerging growth companies in their most significant M&A and private equity transactions, public and private financings, derivatives transactions and venture capital investments.

Melissa SawyerMelissa Sawyer is S&C’s Global Head of M&A and co-head of the Firm’s Corporate Governance Practice. She advises clients on public and private M&A transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and corporate governance, activism and takeover defense matters.

Sarah PayneSarah Payne is Managing Partner of S&C’s Palo Alto office and co-head of the Capital Markets Group and Technology M&A and Finance Group. Sarah’s practice is focused on public and private securities offerings, public and private company mergers and acquisitions, and representing investors in venture capital investments.

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