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Thu., Aug. 27, 2015
Brunswick Aids Acelity, Eying $1B IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
acelityBrunswick Group is advising Acelity Holdings on the PR front as the San Antonio-based medical technology developer focused on wound care and regenerative medicine eyes an initial public offering that could raise as much as $1B.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
SV&C, Edelman Work Deal For 'Female Viagra' Marketer
By Kevin McCauley
 
addyiSard Verbinnen & Co, Edelman handle $1B deal for marketer of Addyi, the first federally approved drug to treat female sexual desire disorder.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Aug. 18, 2015
Sloane Aids Sandell as Activist Pressures Ethan Allen
By Greg Hazley
 
ethan allenSloane & Company is bolstering PR for activist hedge fund Sandell Asset Management as it ratchets up pressure on furniture maker Ethan Allen Interiors.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Aug. 12, 2015
Walmart VP of IR to Depart
By Greg Hazley
 
carol schumacherCarol Schumacher, VP of investor relations for Walmart who held top communications posts at Kerr-McGree and Home Depot, is leaving the retailer after 11 years this month.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Aug. 12, 2015
The Art of IPO Communications
By Michael Fox
 
michael foxCompanies going public face new scrutiny from by stakeholders, investors, analysts, regulators and the financial media. Under the transformation, companies need to change the way they do PR.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015
Columbia House Parent Books Sitrick for Bankruptcy PR
By Greg Hazley
 
columbia houseFilmed Entertainment, the parent company of the Columbia House direct-to-consumer DVD and (former) CD seller, has engaged Sitrick and Company for PR counsel amid its Aug. 10 bankruptcy filing.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015
AbMac Works PR for Blockbuster Buffett Buy
By Greg Hazley
 
precisionAbernathy MacGregor Group is providing outside PR counsel to Precision Castparts as the aerospace components maker inks a deal to be sold to Berkshire Hathaway for $32.3B.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Aug. 6, 2015
Financial Market Disruption: Risk or Opportunity?
By Patrick Ruppe
 
Patrick RuppeThe financial services sector is facing a watershed moment. New technologies and historic regulations are disrupting long-established business models and creating new industry categories.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Aug. 5, 2015
Communicating With Investors When Disaster Strikes
By Rhonda Barnat
 
O'Dwyer's Aug. '15 Financial/IR MagazineYou’re the head of communications for a public corporation in the manufacturing sector that has been public for a year. You’re responsible, among other things, for sharing the corporation’s story with audiences that matter. You’re doing everything right. Then the unexpected occurs.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Aug. 4, 2015
SoulCycle Rides ICR Ahead of IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
soulcycleSoulCycle, the New York-based "spinning" fitness chain with a cult following, is relying on ICR for financial communications counsel as it pursues an IPO.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
FTI Communications Revenue Slides in Q2
By Greg Hazley
 

FTIFTI Consulting reported strategic communications revenues slid 18.6% to $43.4M in the second quarter as the decline in oil prices cut into energy revenues in the sector.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Jul. 30, 2015
Can Wall Street Win Back Millennials?
By Scott Tangney
 
Scott TangneySeven years after the financial crisis, residual damage to the economy and American psyche remain. Millennials show the biggest distrust of the banking and financial sectors.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 29, 2015
Communicating Corporate Governance Practices
By Mark Harnett
 
Mark HarnettDue in part to a rise in shareholder activism, a spotlight has been placed recently on corporate governance policies. As a result, it’s paramount that public companies implement communications strategies that focus on corporate governance.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Jul. 28, 2015
Joele Frank Hits Double at Teva
By Kevin McCauley
 

Joele FrankJoele Frank handled media for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' July 27 $40B acquisition of Allergan Generics and same-day termination of its $40B hostile bid to acquire Mylan NV.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Jul. 28, 2015
Brunswick Tops MergerMarket 1H Deal List
By Kevin McCauley
 
BrunswickBrunswick topped MergerMarket's first-half global deal rankings, pulling off 82 transactions worth $334.5B, taking first place in both categories.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 15, 2015
Joele Frank Guides Chapter 11 Comms for Sabine Oil
By Greg Hazley
 
sabineSabine Oil Gas, a Houston-based oil and gas exploration company, is relying on Joele Frank for PR counsel as it navigates Chapter 11 protection amid the ongoing oil price slump.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Jul. 14, 2015
ICR, Weber Shandwick Work $1.35B Waddington Sale
By Greg Hazley
 
jardenICR and Weber Shandwick are advising the $1.35B sale of disposable tableware maker Waddington Group to consumer products giant Jarden Corp.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Jul. 9, 2015
Univision Tunes in Sard Ahead of Potential Blockbuster IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
univisionSpanish-language broadcaster Univision Holdings has tuned in Sard Verbinnen & Co. as it slates an initial public offering.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 8, 2015
Tyson Heads IR for Outsourcing Giant Atento
By Greg Hazley
 
lynn tysonVeteran corporate IR and communications exec Lynn Antipas Tyson has moved to outsourcing giant Atento as VP of IR.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jul. 6, 2015
Joele Frank Books Police Bodycam Maker Sale
By Greg Hazley
 
bodycamThe Safariland Group, the police and military equipment maker said to be working toward an initial public offering, engaged Joele Frank for PR support of its late-June acquisition of police body camera maker VIEVU.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
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