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ICR Sings ‘Goodbye Ruby Tuesday’

Wed, Oct. 18, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Ruby Tuesday logoICR Inc. is handling Ruby Tuesday as the sit-down casual dining format restaurant chain says farewell to the stock market.

WPP Boss Sorrell Demands ADK Come Clean

Tue, Oct. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

ADKWPP chief Martin Sorrell wants 24.7 percent-owned Asatsu-DK to disclose the number of potential financial partners approached and the extent of those discussions as he steps up opposition to Bain Capital's $1.3B tender offer for the Japanese ad agency.

Blicksilver PR Works Weinstein Co.'s 'Bailout'

Mon, Oct. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

The Weinstein CompanyOwen Blicksilver PR is handling today’s news that Colony Capital agreed to pump a cash infusion into embattled The Weinstein Co. and to negotiate the acquisition of the entire company or key assets.

Sard Verbinnen Shops at Nordstrom

Mon, Oct. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

NordstromSard Verbinnen & Co. is handling news that Nordstrom family members have put on hold plans to purchase the 70 percent stake of the department chain that they do not own

'Strong Brand' is Vital for PE Firms

Fri, Oct. 13, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Bill HaynesA strong brand is a must-have for private equity firms when it comes to fundraising, deal sourcing and recruiting. That’s the conclusion reached by a new study from BackBay Communications and PitchBook.

Sorrell Targets ADK’s Deal with Bain

Thu, Oct. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellWPP chief Martin Sorrell stepped up criticism of Asatsu-DK’s planned sale to Bain Capital, dismissing the $1.3B offer as significantly undervaluing Japan’s No. 3 advertising agency. 

Lipin Launches Gladstone Place Partners

Tue, Oct. 10, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Steve LipinSteve Lipin, ex-Brunswick Group US chief and Wall Street Journal lead M&A reporter and finance editor, has opened Gladstone Place Partners in New York.

Nasdaq Explores Sale of PR/Digital Units

Fri, Sep. 29, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

NasdaqNasdaq is exploring "strategic alternatives" for its $195M revenues PR and digital units as part of CEO Adena Friedman's effort to bolster the electronic stock exchange's expansion of its technology, data and analytics businesses.

Brunswick Bags Bain’s Big Chips Deal

Thu, Sep. 28, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

BrunswickBrunswick Group is working the Bain Capital-led consortium that has inked a $17.7B agreement to buy the memory chip business of Japan’s financially strapped Toshiba Corp.

McCall Takes Over FTI’s Strat Comms Unit

Wed, Sep. 27, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mark McCallMark McCall, COO and chief of FTI Consulting’s Americas strategic communications unit, is taking over for Ed Reilly who will focus on client development and transition execution.

BellPott’s Hodgkinson Joins Prosek

Mon, Sep. 25, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jonathan HodgkinsonJonathan Hodgkinson, who was an associate partner in Bell Pottinger’s financial and corporate practice, has joined Prosek Partners as managing director of its London office.

SV&C’s Doorley Shifts to Brunswick

Thu, Sep. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jonathan DoorleyJonathan Doorley, an 11-year veteran of Sard Verbinnen & Co., has joined Brunswick in New York as a partner.

ICR Guides Bob Evans in Big Breakfast Deal

Tue, Sep. 19, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bob EvansICR Inc. is guiding sausage maker Bob Evans Farms as it agrees to a $1.5B acquisition by Post Holdings, the big cereal maker based in St. Louis.

JF Shops Toys 'R' Us Reorg

Tue, Sep. 19, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Toys Toys "R" Us uses Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher for Chapter 11, a reorganization due in part to debt burden connected with $6.6B buyout in 2005.

Safety, Rewards Compel Millennials to Adopt Banking Services

Mon, Sep. 11, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Vested's Millennial Money StudyMillennials widely distrust banking institutions, but are inclined to adopt innovative electronic payment formats when they’re convenient and provide data safety as well as perks, according to a new study.

SV&C Works Calpine Deal

Fri, Aug. 18, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

CalpineSard Verbinnen & Co. represents Calpine as it agrees to $5.6B acquisition by Energy Capital Partners.

Financial Services Communications Post-Crisis

Fri, Aug. 18, 2017

By Jackie Kolek

Jackie KolekTen years after the subprime mortgage meltdown pulverized markets and brought about the Great Recession, it isn’t just the financial services industry that has fundamentally changed. How financial services PR firms communicate, who they communicate to, and the tools they now use to do it have evolved as well.

Evolving ESG From Burden to Benefit

Tue, Aug. 15, 2017

By Tom Faust

Tom FaustThe issues, requirements and policies collectively known as Environmental, Social and Governance continue to evolve as the demands of regulators, business partners and investors grow.

A Better Sense of Storytelling

Thu, Aug. 10, 2017

By Matthew Schwartz

Matthew SchwartzDespite increasing regulatory restrictions, financial services companies are taking a more proactive approach to PR and marketing. (1 reader comment)

Cision Shaves Q2 Loss

Thu, Aug. 10, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

CisionCision reported a $19.1M Q2 net loss, down from $21M a year ago, during its first quarter as a public company. Revenue soared 73 percent to $157.1M.