Publicly traded business VOIP technology provider ShoreTel has brought in Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher for communications support as it weighs an unsolicited, $540M acquisition offer from Canadian rival Mitel Networks Corp.
Ireland-based pharmaceutical producer Endo International is working with Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher for PR support on an unsolicited takeover attempt of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals of Pennsylvania.
SIGA Technologies, the publicly traded, New York-based provider of an antiviral smallpox drug for the federal government, is working with outside PR and IR counsel amid a Sept. 16 Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
The Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors have charged Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates director Michael Lucarelli with insider trading, claiming the veteran IR exec accessed clients' draft press releases and bought and sold shares on the info.
Brunswick is handling Burger King, majority-owned by Brazil's 3G Capital, in its deal to merge with Canadian institution Tim Hortons, a successful combo would be the highest profile tax inversion scheme.
The Modern Markets Initiative, the Washington-based trade group for the high-frequency trading sector set up by PR veterans of the Obama and Romney campaigns, has named a CEO and brought in lobbying support.
Kekst and Company is promoting a $1B unsolicited bid for Chiquita Brands as an alternative to the banana giant's "inversion" plan to merge with Ireland's Fyffes and establish a domicile in that country.
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