Bayfield Strategy Announces Launch of Evolution Proxy

  • Bayfield and Evolution to offer integrated approach to shareholder solicitation and communications in Canada

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Bayfield Strategy, Inc. a leading financial communications firm, is pleased to announce the launch of Evolution Proxy Inc. a new integrated approach to shareholder solicitation in Canada.

The Canadian proxy industry continues to be plagued by a narrow and dated approach to winning votes. A typical shareholder can expect a hyperbolic proxy circular and a barrage of phone calls. Amid this chaos, the value proposition to shareholders is simply not getting through.

Something has to change.

Unlike any proxy firm in Canada, Evolution Proxy's clients will have access to the full resources of one of Canada's leading financial public relations firms Bayfield Strategy. Expert proxy solicitation accompanied by a clear and powerful message to shareholders. 

Evolution Proxy will be co-led by industry veterans Chang Park as Chief Operating Officer, and Riyaz Lalani as President. Mr. Lalani will continue to serve as Bayfield's CEO.

"Bayfield has had tremendous success in building a premiere financial public relations firm representing dozens of public companies, professional shareholder activists, private equity funds and high-profile individuals, across Canada, the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom," said Riyaz Lalani, CEO of Bayfield Strategy.

"The launch of Evolution Proxy in Canada, is a direct response to demands from our Canadian clients who continue to seek an integrated approach to communicating with and soliciting votes of shareholders in the context of proxy fights, M&A, tender offers and annual meetings. Evolution Proxy brings the best in shareholder solicitation expertise together with Bayfield's communications experts, to deliver successful outcomes to our clients. We will deliver victories to our clients through sophisticated messaging and diligent execution of the proxy process."

"I am thrilled to be working with Chang Park again. Chang is one of the finest minds in the proxy industry, and it was my privilege to work with him on some of the highest profile proxy contests and M&A transactions in Canadian history. Between us, we have acted on over 120 proxy contests, and over 60 M&A transactions," continued Mr. Lalani.

About Evolution Proxy Inc.

Evolution Proxy Inc. represents a new generation of shareholder solicitation experts in Canada. We specialize in delivering victories to our clients through an integrated and highly strategic approach. Evolution Proxy combines the very best in proxy solicitation expertise, powerful communications techniques, corporate governance advice and the strategic experience that comes with over 100 career engagements.

About Bayfield Strategy, Inc.

Bayfield Strategy, Inc. is leading financial communications firm, that represents public companies, private equity firms, professional activist investors and high-profile individuals in mandates across Canada, the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom.

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For further information: Riyaz Lalani - President, Evolution Proxy, 416-907-9365,

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