In the following video, Motley Fool energy analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss the trouble that SandRidge (NYSE:SD) has been facing recently with activist investor groups calling for a shift in the management of the company. Joel tells us how the company narrowly managed to strike a deal before the voting deadline arrived, and what this will mean for the leadership of SandRidge Energy going forward.

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