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Private Equity Firms Step Up PR Efforts

Fri, Jul. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

BackBayPrivate equity firms are stepping up their external communications by pushing videos and thought leadership content, according to a report from BackBay Communications.

NY Financial Writers Assn. Eyes 80th Birthday

Thu, Jul. 12, 2018

By Steve Barnes

NYFWANew York Financial Writers Assn., which produces the annual "Financial Follies" satirical take on the doings of the Wall St. crowd, will celebrate its 80th anniversary on July 24.

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Invests in FTI

Wed, Jul. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

ADIAFTI Consulting Group has inked a global communications and media relations agreement with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. The monthly retainer is $48,950. (1 reader comment)

Goldman’s Diversity Chief Shifts to TPG

Thu, Jun. 28, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Anilu Vazquez-UbarriAnilu Vazquez-Ubarri, chief diversity officer and global talent head at Goldman Sachs, has joined TPG Capital as chief human resources officer, a new post.

Kekst Reps FujiFilm in Tech Tussle with Xerox

Wed, Jun. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

fujifilmKekst & Co. is working with Japan's FujiFilm, which today threatened to compete with former merger partner Xerox if it doesn't renew technology partnership.

FTI Establishes Global Advisory Group

Tue, Jun. 26, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tom CrawfordFTI Consulting has established a global advisory practice within the strategic communications unit to tackle 'freedom to operate' issues related to entering and prospering in new markets.

SV&C Works Deal for Envision Healthcare

Mon, Jun. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

EnvisionSard Verbinnen & Co. is working $5.6 B acquisition of Envision Healthcare’s by KKR, which is one of the biggest recent leveraged buyout deals.

Joele Frank Works Catterton’s Honest Deal

Thu, Jun. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jessica AlbaJoele Frank is working L Catterton’s $200M investment in The Honest Co., the Los Angeles natural beauty products marketer founded by actress Jessica Alba.

Kekst Handles Platform as it Talks Deal

Thu, Jun. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

PlatformKekst & Co. handles Platform Specialty Products, which is in “advanced talks” on a $3B deal to sell its agricultural chemicals unit to London’s Wilmcote Holdings.

Gallagher Grabs Amway’s Woodward

Wed, Jun. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

ToddWoodwardTodd Woodward, VP-corporate & integrated marketing communications at Amway, has exited to head global communications at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. insurance brokerage/risk management combine

Sorrell Unveils Comeback Vehicle

Wed, May 30, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellMartin Sorrell plans to replicate the 1980’s formula that he used to build ad/PR conglomerate WPP from the corporate shell of Wireless and Plastic Products to create a multinational technology, data and content-oriented communications company. (1 reader comment)

AbMac Helps JAB Gobble Up Pret A Manger

Tue, May 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

PretAbernathy MacGregor is handling JAB Holding Co.'s $2B acquisition of Pret A Manger, the London-based sandwich shop chain, from Bridgepoint private equity firm.

Brunswick Handles TGI Fridays Sale

Fri, May 25, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TGI FridaysBrunswick Group will handle the potential sale of the TGI Fridays restaurant chain, which owner Electra Private Equity investment firm put on the auction block today.

Volatile Markets, Social Purpose Test Financial Firms

Thu, May 24, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

May coverFinancial PR firms faced a watershed year in 2017 as clients were impacted by extreme market volatility, corporate tax cuts, threatened trade war with China, cyber-threats, increased stakeholder activism, deregulation and the growing demand to highlight corporate social responsibility.

SV&C Works IP's Bid for Irish Packaging Giant

Thu, May 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

International PaperSard Verbinnen & Co. is handling International Paper’s nearly $11B bid for Ireland’s Smurfit Kappa, which believes (at this point) that independence is its best strategy.

FTI’s Balet Exits for SGA

Thu, May 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Steven BaletSteven Balet, who was managing director of FTI Consulting Group’s strategic communications unit, is now New York managing director of Strategic Governance Advisors, which is affiliated with Sard Verbinnen & Co.