Client Testimonials

Proxy Contests/Unsolicited Offers

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Proxy Contest Services in defense of the Board of Directors.

"Taseko has worked with the team at Laurel Hill for many years. When it came to the Requisitioned Meeting, Laurel Hill was an integral component of our team. Their insight and experience was key to forming our strategy which resulted in overwhelming support from our shareholders. In the end, the Dissidents withdrew their request prior to the proxy cut-off due to the lack of shareholder support. A landslide victory for Taseko and our shareholders."

– Ronald W. Thiessen, Chairman of the Board & Director, Taseko Mines Ltd.
 

“The team at Laurel Hill were valued members of our key advisors. Proxy battles are consuming affairs, particularly when there is a business to run. LH’s knowledge, and insight into what is important to shareholders played a critical role insuring the Company and the Boards message resonated with our shareholders so they could make informed and unbiased decisions for the future of their company.”

– Russell Halbauer, President Director & CEO, Taseko Mines Ltd.

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Proxy Contest Services in defense of the Board of Directors.

"Laurel Hill's experience and expertise were crucial in effectively communicating our message to our shareholders, and driving the record level of voting results.”

– Neil Magrath, Director & CEO, Total Telecom Inc.
 

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Proxy Contest Services in defense of the Board of Directors.

"In conjunction with our other advisors, LaurelHill's experience and expertise were critical in driving the significant level of voting participation and final results.”

– Darren Blasutti, President & CEO, RX Exploration Inc.

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Information Agent services regarding the unsolicited offer for Augen Gold Corp

"LaurelHill’s insight and execution,working in partnership with our other advisors, strongly contributed to our achieving a positive outcome.”

– Greg Gibson, President & CEO, Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc.
 

Bankers Patroleum

Proxy Solicitation Services regarding the plan of arrangement with Geo-Jade Corp.

“When considering proxy solicitors, Bankers went to a bid process and chose Laurel Hill based on their successful track record and other referrals. Our experience on the transaction with Geo-Jade simply reinforced the choice –their attention to detail, insights, professionalism and commitment to results made sure we were well advised and obtained record voting from our shareholders.“

– Doug Urch, Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Bankers petroleum LTD.
 


Mergers and Acquisitions

Proxy Solicitations services regarding the acquisition of SnipGold Corp.

"To be honest, I was skeptical on what a proxy solicitation firm could do for us. However, after working with Laurel Hill on a recent takeover bid I am now sold. Laurel Hill delivered on their promise to bring the merits of our offer to our target company's shareholders and in the end we had over 98% endorsement for our bid."

 – Rudi Fronk, President and CEO, Seabridge Gold Inc.
 

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Proxy Solicitation Services regarding the plan of arrangement with Kootenay Silver Inc.

“NorthaAir had a critical merger transaction and wanted to leave nothing to chance. Throughout the transaction, the team at Laurel Hill provided the critical insight and support resulting in NorthAir attaining record voting at the Special meeting. There professionalism and efforts ensured the necessary result was well in hand. We would strongly recommend using Laurel Hill for any company’s proxy solicitation requirements.”

– Andrea Zaradic, Director and CEO, Northair Silver Corp.
 

Proxy Solicitations services regarding the acquisition of Capital Gold Corp. 

"Along with our other advisors, LaurelHill’s cross border expertise and execution helped us successfully complete this transaction.”

– Rene Marion, President and CEO, Gammon (AuRico) Gold Inc.

 

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Information Agent services regarding the offer for Emergis Inc

"We were impressed with the work Laurel Hill did on TELUS' acquisition of Emergis. The Laurel Hill team was easy to work with, responsive and stayed on top of things."


– Pierre Magnan, Partner, Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP

“Your firm's work on this transaction was top notch. I found the reports you provided clear and useful and the update calls were effective. Congratulations to your team for achieving the 90% goal, as you predicted.” 

– John Wheeler, Vice President, TELUS Investor Relations

"Thank you very much indeed for your excellent work and the exceptional outcome….your team was first rate! We look forward to working with you again in the future.” 

– Jeffrey D. Puritt, Vice-President, TELUS Mergers and Acquisitions 


Annual General Meetings

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Proxy Solicitation for Annual Meeting.

“Thank you for your efforts in engaging our shareholder base to see that type of dramatic increase in voter turnout. Your insights and regular dialogue were very helpful to us. Terrific work and a pleasure dealing with such a professional firm as yours.”

– Leigh Curyer, President & CEO, NexGen Energy Ltd.
 

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Proxy Solicitation for Annual Meeting

“The Laurel Hill team continues to serve Aeterna Zentaris with the highest level of professionalism, service and results, ensuring successful outcomes of our proxy solicitations and shareholder meetings.  It is a pleasure to have the Laurel Hill expertise involved in the planning and execution activities related to such shareholder interactions.”

– David A. Dodd, President & CEO, Æterna Zentaris