Donna Ackerly

Founder & CEO



Donna Ackerly founded Lioness Consulting LLC in 2023. She is a corporate governance professional with decades of experience of successful leadership and subject matter expertise on proxy solicitations involving annual and special meetings, proxy contests, SPACs and corporate actions conducted via tender or exchange offers. Donna is a trusted advisor to a diverse range of clients, from newly public to well-established corporations across various market capitalizations.


    2:00 PM - 2:35 PM

    Wednesday June 12, 2024

    SPAC-tavism - When Shareholder Activism and SPACs Meet

    • Discussion of the new wave of activism in SPACs
    • Importance of board selection and other activist factors
    • Using SPAC-tivism to fuel success
    11:25 AM - 12:10 PM

    Wednesday June 28, 2023

    Designing SPAC Transactions to Minimize Risk

    • The role of due diligence in mitigating SPAC lawsuits
    • Why transparency = longevity in the SPAC market
    • Investor support begins with good investor communication
    • Why you want an independent financial advisor’s input
    • Handling SEC scrutiny and reporting outcomes to investors
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