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Cryptocurrencies Become Social Gold Mine

Tue, Feb. 20, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

BitcoinsCryptocurrencies have become some of the most talked about financial services brands on social media, but mixed perception and a lack of trust in digital currencies remain potential barriers for future adoption.

GPG Works Albertsons' Deal to Acquire Rite Aid

Tue, Feb. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

AlbertsonsGlover Park Group is working supermarket chain Albertsons’ acquisition of Rite Aid, drug store operator/benefits management company, for cash and stock.

Treasury Dept.'s Cushman Joins MetLife

Tue, Feb. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ben CushmanBen Cushman, who was deputy director of the Treasury Dept. focused on south and southeast Asia, has joined MetLife as VP-international government relations.

SV&C Dines Alfresco

Mon, Feb. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Sard VerbinnenSard Verbinnen & Co. is handling Thomas H. Lee Partners' acquisition of Alfresco Software, enterprise open source software company.

Joele Frank Plays Defense for Newell Brands

Fri, Feb. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Newell BrandsJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is working for Newell Brands as the Hoboken-based consumer products company faces a potential proxy fight with activist investor Starboard Value.

Schillinger Invests in PA Post at AIC

Tue, Feb. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Emily SchillingerEmily Schillinger, who was press secretary for former House Speaker John Boehner, is now VP-PA at the American Investment Council.

Avon Calls on Brunswick, ICR

Mon, Feb. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

AvonAvon Products is using Brunswick Group and ICR Inc. for PR as the struggling company today named Unilever’s Jan Zijderveld CEO, effective immediately, to replace Sheri McCoy.

AbMac Works Keurig’s $19B Dr Pepper Deal

Mon, Jan. 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dr. PepperAbernathy MacGregor is working Keurig Green Mountain’s nearly $19B deal to acquire Dr Pepper Snapple, a bid to forge a hot and cold beverage powerhouse with brands the partners say will “satisfy every consumer throughout the day.”

Sard Verbinnen Crowned '17 Deals King

Wed, Jan. 24, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Sard logoSard Verbinnen & Co. snagged the top spot in four main categories of Mergermarket’s global overview of PR advisors on M&A deals for 2017.

Sexton Gets Piece of The Rock

Wed, Jan. 24, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Alan SextonBurson-Marsteller's Alan Sexton has joined Prudential Financial as VP-head of strategy & communications.

Vested Hires FTI's Rothwell for Europe Push

Fri, Jan. 19, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Elspeth RockwellNew York's Vested financial communications shop, which acquired Britain's Templars Communications earlier this month, has appointed Elspeth Rothwell U.K. CEO to take charge of the firm's European push.

HSBC Taps Rosello for US PA Duties

Thu, Jan. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Chris RoselloChris Rosello, who has nearly 20 years of federal government experience, has joined HSBC USA as head of public affairs

AIG Recruits Pair from Brunswick

Thu, Jan. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Daniel O'DonnellAmerican International Group has named Daniel O’Donnell corporate communications head and Jim Wells digital & social media chief to buttress the communications effort of the New York-based commercial insurance giant.

Edelman's Geller Moves to Prosek

Fri, Jan. 5, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Mike GellerMike Geller, executive VP in Edelman’s financial & capital markets practice, has joined Prosek Partners as managing director. (1 reader comment)

Lerner Shifts from GPG to Finsbury

Wed, Jan. 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Winnie LernerWinnie Lerner, who headed Glover Park Group’s New York office and capital markets group, has shifted to Finsbury, a sister WPP unit, as North America managing partner.

Sloane Joins FTI Consulting

Tue, Jan. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Elliott SloaneElliot Sloane, who founded Sloane & Co. financial PR firm two decades ago, has joined FTI Consulting as senior managing director in its strategic communications unit.

Finsbury, JF Build Support for McDermott/CB&I Deal

Wed, Dec. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

finsbury Joele FrankFinsbury represents McDermott International, while Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher work for the venerable 125-year-old Chicago Bridge & Iron in the $6B merger of leading energy infrastructure companies.

Sard Verbinnen Works Atrium’s $2.3B Deal

Mon, Dec. 11, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Peter LutherSard Verbinnen & Co. represents Montreal’s Atrium Innovations as the “science-based” natural supplements company agrees to be acquired by Nestle for $2.3B cash/debt.

Edelman Exec. VP Shapiro Joins Stifel

Tue, Dec. 5, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Neil ShapiroStifel Financial has named former Edelman executive VP Neil Shapiro to the newly created position of director and head of institutional group communications. (1 reader comment)

Kekst Advises CVS in Blockbuster Aetna Deal

Mon, Dec. 4, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

CVSKekst & Co. advised CVS Health in its blockbuster $77B cash/stock/debt deal to acquire Aetna, the nation’s No. 3 insurer, a move destined to reshape the healthcare sector. (3 reader comments)