Disney has been in the middle of a huge battle lately, but it has finally ended.
Activist investor Nelson Peltz and his company (Trian Partners) had initiated a proxy battle at the Walt Disney Company. Peltz’s goal was to get a seat on the Board of Directors at Disney to champion some of the changes he thought needed to be made within the Company. Disney had refused to add Peltz to the board despite Peltz having various meetings with them, and Disney made it clear that they did NOT support Peltz’s move to encourage shareholders to vote for him to grab a seat from another director. One reporter even called this proxy situation Bob Iger’s “fight for the future of Disney.” But it seems the fight is now over.