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Thu., Apr. 30, 2015
Hamilton to Spearhead US Push for Aspectus
By Kevin McCauley
 
Jed HamiltonJed Hamilton has joined London's Aspectus PR as managing director for North America at the financial, energy, technology and events firm.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Apr. 30, 2015
FTI Posts PR Gains
By Kevin McCauley
 
Steven GunbyFTI Consulting CEO Steven Gunby reported "ongoing progress" in development of its strategic communications unit as its Q1 operating income soared to $4.1M from the $1M level of a year ago.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Apr. 29, 2015
Tanner Heads IR, Comms for Crude Transporter Post-Bankruptcy
By Greg Hazley
 
brian tannerBrian Tanner, who led post-bankruptcy IR for Hawaiian Telecom, has moved to Overseas Shipholding Group, the publicly traded oil tanker operator that emerged from Chapter 11 protection last year.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Apr. 27, 2015
Loss Widens at MDC
By Kevin McCauley
 
mdc partnersMDC Partners today reported its Q1 loss grew to $29.7M from $7.5M during last year's period.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Apr. 24, 2015
'Wall Street Week' Under New Management
By Thomas Walek
 
thomas walekThe reimagined version of the iconic, guest-driven and pun-filled "Wall Street Week" is under new management by a subsidiary of the ubiquitous hedge fund, SkyBridge Capital, and its founder, becoming the latest mile marker on the twisting path of financial services marketing.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Apr. 23, 2015
Virostek Punches in at Diebold
By Kevin McCauley
 
stephen virostekStephen Virostek, who headed investor relations at Computer Sciences Corp. during the past three years, has joined Diebold as VP-IR.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Apr. 22, 2015
Teva Moves to Take Out Mylan
By Kevin McCauley
 
tevaJoele Frank and Huntsworth's Citigate First Financial represent Jerusalem-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' audacious $40B bid to acquire Mylan NV to create the globe's biggest generic drug company.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Apr. 20, 2015
OutCast Grows PR for Acorns
By Greg Hazley
 
acornsThe OutCast Agency is guiding PR for Acorns, the fast-growing investment app popular with younger users that rounds up spare change and invests it in various funds.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Apr. 15, 2015
Joele Frank Aids Chassix in Bankruptcy
By Greg Hazley
 
chassixChassix, the $1.4B automotive component supplier, is relying on Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher for PR support in bankruptcy.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Apr. 14, 2015
Dresner Acquires Allen & Caron in Financial PR Merger
By Greg Hazley
 
steven carrChicago-based Dresner Corporate Services has acquired New York's Allen & Caron in a combination of IR firms.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Apr. 10, 2015
Report: Billionaire Slates Pension Reform PR Campaign
By Greg Hazley
 
ljafJohn Arnold, the billionaire head of hedge fund Centaurus Advisors, sought proposals from PR firms for a national pension reform campaign, according to a report by Reuters.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Apr. 8, 2015
Blog: We Want More Fed $$$ Regulation
By Kevin McCauley
 

trustMore than half of those surveyed in Edelman's latest Trust Barometer want more federal regulation of the financial services sector, which is opposed by the crowd running for the Republican presidential nomination sweepstakes.

 
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Apr. 7, 2015
H+K, Citigate Deliver PR in Fedex-TNT Merger
By Kevin McCauley
 
tntHill+Knowlton Strategies and Citigate are handling media for FedEx's nearly $5B acquisition bid for Holland's TNT Express.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Apr. 3, 2015
FTI Vets Open Claremont Partners
By Greg Hazley
 
claremontFour former managing directors of FTI Consulting have set up Claremont Partners to guide financial communications and issues management out of New York and Chicago.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Apr. 1, 2015
Sloane Aids MGM Proxy Challenge
By Greg Hazley
 
bellagioActivist investor Land and Buildings has engaged proxy and PR support as it pushes a slate of four director nominees for the MGM Resorts International board and a split of the company.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Mar. 26, 2015
Brunswick Pours PR for Heinz, Kraft Megadeal
By Greg Hazley
 
heinzBrunswick Group is providing M&A PR support in Heinz's $36B mega-merger with Kraft Foods Group to create the No. 5 food and beverage titan.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Mar. 25, 2015
Ballantyne Strong Gets PR Support in Surprise Proxy Fight
By Greg Hazley
 
bsBallantyne Strong, the publicly traded digital display and lighting systems provider, is working with Financial Profiles for PR support as it faces a surprise proxy challenge from a Charlotte investment firm.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Mar. 19, 2015
Abernathy MacGregor, Joele Frank in Wynn Family Proxy Battle
By Greg Hazley
 
wynnElaine Wynn, a co-founder and a top stockholder of Wynn Resorts, has engaged Abernathy MacGregor Group as she mounts a campaign for re-election to the Wynn Resorts board.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Mar. 16, 2015
Ackman: Feds Subpoenaed My PR firm
By Greg Hazley
 
ackmanHedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who has lodged an ongoing campaign deriding nutritional supplement purveyor Herbalife as a pyramid scheme, said federal investigators have questioned his PR firm, Global Strategy Group.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Mar. 13, 2015
Joele Frank Backs Surprise Bid for Salix
By Greg Hazley
 
endoDublin-based drug maker Endo engaged Joele Frank for PR to back its surprise $11.2B bid for Salix Pharmaceuticals, which already inked a $10B deal to be sold to Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
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