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Thu., Jul. 30, 2015
Can Wall Street Win Back Millennials?
By Scott Tangney
 
Scott TangneySeven years after the financial crisis, residual damage to the economy and American psyche remain. Millennials show the biggest distrust of the banking and financial sectors.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 29, 2015
Communicating Corporate Governance Practices
By Mark Harnett
 
Mark HarnettDue in part to a rise in shareholder activism, a spotlight has been placed recently on corporate governance policies. As a result, it’s paramount that public companies implement communications strategies that focus on corporate governance.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Jul. 28, 2015
Joele Frank Hits Double at Teva
By Kevin McCauley
 

Joele FrankJoele Frank handled media for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' July 27 $40B acquisition of Allergan Generics and same-day termination of its $40B hostile bid to acquire Mylan NV.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Jul. 28, 2015
Brunswick Tops MergerMarket 1H Deal List
By Kevin McCauley
 
BrunswickBrunswick topped MergerMarket's first-half global deal rankings, pulling off 82 transactions worth $334.5B, taking first place in both categories.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 15, 2015
Joele Frank Guides Chapter 11 Comms for Sabine Oil
By Greg Hazley
 
sabineSabine Oil Gas, a Houston-based oil and gas exploration company, is relying on Joele Frank for PR counsel as it navigates Chapter 11 protection amid the ongoing oil price slump.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Jul. 14, 2015
ICR, Weber Shandwick Work $1.35B Waddington Sale
By Greg Hazley
 
jardenICR and Weber Shandwick are advising the $1.35B sale of disposable tableware maker Waddington Group to consumer products giant Jarden Corp.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Jul. 9, 2015
Univision Tunes in Sard Ahead of Potential Blockbuster IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
univisionSpanish-language broadcaster Univision Holdings has tuned in Sard Verbinnen & Co. as it slates an initial public offering.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 8, 2015
Tyson Heads IR for Outsourcing Giant Atento
By Greg Hazley
 
lynn tysonVeteran corporate IR and communications exec Lynn Antipas Tyson has moved to outsourcing giant Atento as VP of IR.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jul. 6, 2015
Joele Frank Books Police Bodycam Maker Sale
By Greg Hazley
 
bodycamThe Safariland Group, the police and military equipment maker said to be working toward an initial public offering, engaged Joele Frank for PR support of its late-June acquisition of police body camera maker VIEVU.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Jul. 3, 2015
SVB Leads Aetna into Insurance Merger Frenzy
By Kevin McCauley
 
Sard Verbinnen & Co is handling media for Aetna's $37B deal announced today to acquire Humana of Louisville.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Jul. 2, 2015
Ace Aces Chubb With Joele Frank
By Kevin McCauley
 
chubbZurich-based ACE Ltd is acquiring venerable 133-year-old property insurer Chubb Group in a $28.3B cash/stock transaction with media support from Joele Frank.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 1, 2015
Teneo, SV Handle 'Merger of Equals' Deal
By Kevin McCauley
 
towers, willisTeneo Strategy and Sard Verbinnen & Co. work the $18B "merger of equals" between Britain's Willis Group Holdings and Towers Watson of Arlington.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 1, 2015
Finsbury Advises Digicel IPO
By Greg Hazley
 

digicelDigicel Group, the Caribbean and Pacific island mobile telecom provider founded by Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien, is relying on Finsbury for PR counsel as it pursues an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 1, 2015
Kekst Aids $3.5B Bahama Resort Bankruptcy
By Greg Hazley
 
baha marBaha Mar, a $3.5B Bahamas resort beset by construction delays, is relying on Kekst and Company for corporate communications support as it navigates Chapter 11.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Jun. 26, 2015
BlueShirt Exercises IR Support for Fitbit IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
fitbitFitness band market leader Fitbit has relied on The BlueShirt Group for financial communications support through its successful June 17 initial public offering.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jun. 24, 2015
Transocean IR, PR Vet Panagos Flows to American Water Works
By Greg Hazley
 
greg panagosGreg Panagos, a top IR and communications exec for Transocean through the 2010 BP Gulf oil spill, is heading to publicly traded water and wastewater utility American Water Works Company as VP of IR.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
LHA Prescribes PR for IPO-Bound Conkwest
By Greg Hazley
 
conkwestConkwest, the cancer-focused immunotherapy company backed by biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, is working with LHA for financial communications support as it pursues an initial public offering.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Brunswick Pushes Rejected Bid for Williams
By Kevin McCauley
 
energy transferBrunswick Group is handling Energy Transfer Equity's rejected $53B takeover bid for Williams Cos. of Tulsa.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Bloomberg Vet Joins ICR
By Kevin McCauley
 
edmond lococoEdmond Lococo, a 15-year Bloomberg veteran, has joined financial firm ICR as senior VP in its Beijing outpost.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jun. 15, 2015
Colt Targets SardVerb For Re-Org
By Kevin McCauley
 

coltLegendary gun maker Colt Defense, the sole supplier for the Union Army during the Civil War, has declared bankruptcy due to faltering sales and heavy debt.

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