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Okapi Partners Acquires Market Intelligence Group LLC

Okapi Partners LLC, a leading proxy solicitation and investor response firm for corporations and institutional investors, is pleased to announce it has acquired Market Intelligence Group LLC, a sophisticated stock surveillance and shareholder intelligence firm. Walt Schuplak, Founder and Managing Partner of Market Intelligence Group, will become a Managing Director of Okapi Partners and head of its new subsidiary, Okapi Market Intelligence Group.

"Investor monitoring and market intelligence have always been part of Okapi Partners' services to clients, but we are now formalizing this offering under Okapi Market Intelligence Group and adding Walt's analytical expertise and keen eye for determining changes in share ownership," said Bruce H. Goldfarb, President and CEO of Okapi Partners.

"Whether we are working for a public company on its annual meeting, an M&A campaign or engagement outreach or advising an activist investor, understanding a company's constantly-changing shareholder composition is integral to the success of any voting campaign," said Patrick J. McHugh, Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director at Okapi Partners. "Market Intelligence Group has excellent shareholder identification resources that will integrate well into the services we offer clients as well as provide an additional service that many of our clients have requested."

Gathering market intelligence on complicated changes in share ownership requires analytical expertise and strong industry relationships to thoroughly understand the shareholder landscape. Okapi Market Intelligence Group combines a first-rate technology platform with deep analytical abilities to provide clients with timely and actionable information that identifies institutional investors and continuously monitors a company's shareholder base.