About Us

Founded in 1942, D.F. King boasts industry-recognized expertise in proxy contests, tender offers and exchange offers for corporate control.

For over 70 years, we have been one of the leading and most trusted providers of proxy and other stakeholder services in U.S. M&A transactions, and have emerged as the dominant provider of these services in European M&A transactions.

In the 1980s, D.F. King extended its proxy solicitation services to U.S. mutual fund managers. Today, we are one of the leading proxy solicitation providers in the mutual fund industry.

Through internal and external growth initiatives, we also have expanded our service lines vertically and laterally with complementary and value-added offerings, which can be integrated into our core services or provided on a stand-alone basis.

In recognition of increased cross-border investment and in response to growing European demand for our services, we established a regional headquarters in the City of London to support ongoing work in the U.K. and on the Continent and to complement our Wall Street operations in New York.

In July 2014 D.F. King was acquired by AST Fund Solutions. The combined business is now the leading provider of specialized advisory services, including proxy solicitation, corporate governance, contested situations and corporate actions in the United States and Canada markets.