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Category: Financial PR & Investor RelationsReturn to Latest News
Wed., Dec. 17, 2014
Hiding Public Pension Fees is Bad PR for Private Equity
By Matthew Sheahan
 
sheahanA push by private equity firms to keep fees paid by public pensions undisclosed is bad PR. Venture capital's compromise should be a model for disclosure. 
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Dec. 15, 2014
Sard, Teneo Feed $8.7B PetSmart Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
petsmartSard Verbinnen & Co and Teneo Strategy are feeding communications for the $8.7B takeover of retailer PetSmart by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Lending Club Banks on Grayling
By Kevin McCauley
 
lending clubGrayling is handling San Francisco's Lending Club peer-to-peer loan operation that is expected to make a splashy debut on Wall Street today.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Chinese Tuna Fleet Drops IPO After 'Negative Publicity'
By Greg Hazley
 
tuna China Tuna, a Chinese long-line tuna fishing company serving the ravenous Japanese sushi market, has pulled the plug on a planned $150M initial public offering after "negative publicity" and a regulatory backlash.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Delia's Dons ICR in Liquidation
By Greg Hazley
 
delia'sDelia's, the publicly traded clothing retailer aimed at teenage girls, is relying on ICR for PR support as it navigates Chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to liquidate its assets and shutter its retail stores.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
Marcus Dies at 89
By Kevin McCauley
 
Bruce Marcus, a trailblazer in legal and professional services PR, died Dec. 1 in New Haven. He was 89.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Avolon Flies with FTI in $1.8B IPO
By Greg Hazley
 

avolonAvolon Holdings, the Dublin-based airliner lessor slating a New York Stock Exchange IPO, is working with FTI Consulting for communications support in the US and abroad.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
Cunningham Takes IR Reins at Alere Amid Investor Pressure
By Greg Hazley
 
julie cunninghamVeteran corporate communications and IR exec Julie Cunningham has moved to $3B, publicly traded diagnostic device maker Alere as VP of IR.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Nov. 19, 2014
Bellicum Gets IR, PR Counsel Ahead of IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
bellicumTrout Group is providing IR counsel to Bellicum Pharmaceuticals as the Houston-based biotech company eyes an initial public offering worth up to $115M.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Nov. 17, 2014
Joele Frank, AbMac Work Mega Oil Services Deal
By Kevin McCauley
 
bakerJFWBK, Abernathy McGregor work $35B merger of Halliburton and Baker Hughes, No. 2 and No. 3 players in energy services sector
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Nov. 13, 2014
FTI Aids Big Oil Refinery Re-Start
By Greg Hazley
 
hovensaFTI Consulting is representing Atlantic Basin Refining, a company formed by energy sector veterans to buy and re-start the one-time largest oil refinery in the western hemisphere amid the US shale boom.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Nov. 12, 2014
Joele Frank Works Dendreon Bankruptcy
By Kevin McCauley
 
dendreonJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher works the Chapter 11 filing of Dendreon Corp., the Seattle-based biopharmaceutical house and maker of prostate cancer treatment Provenge.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
FTI Communications Revenue Climbs 7.5% in Q3
By Greg Hazley
 
FTI Consulting reported strategic communications revenue rose 7.5% to $46.6M in the third quarter 2014 on increased assignments in North America and Asia Pacific.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
Brunswick Aids Brokerage Amid LIBOR Probe Arrest
By Greg Hazley
 
TPBritish brokerage Tullett Prebon is relying on Brunswick Group for a PR defense after the UK's Serious Fraud Office filed criminal charges against TP broker Noel Cryan in the ongoing LIBOR manipulation scandal.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
ICR Feeds Freshpet in IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
freshpetNew Jersey-based refrigerated pet food producer Freshpet has engaged ICR for financial communications as it slates a $135M initial public offering.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Oct. 28, 2014
Embattled Mortgage Servicer Relies on PR, IR Help
By Greg Hazley
 
ocwenMortgage servicing giant Ocwen Financial is leaning on outside PR and IR support after New York State’s Dept. of Financial Services said it uncovered "serious issues" with the company, including backdating of letters to borrowers about loan modifications and foreclosures.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Oct. 24, 2014
ShoreTel Dials Joele Frank Amid Unsolicited Bid
By Greg Hazley
 
shoretelPublicly 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.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Sep. 30, 2014
ICR Steps Up for Boot Barn in IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
boot barnBoot Barn, the western footwear retailer that filed Sept. 29 for an initial public offering, is working with ICR for media and investor relations support.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Sep. 26, 2014
Joele Frank Aids Endo in Pharma Tax Inversion Triangle
By Greg Hazley
 
endoIreland-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.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
Ex-LHA Staffer Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading
By Kevin McCauley
 
lucarelliMichael Lucarelli, who was director of market intelligence at Lippert/Heilshorn & Assocs., pleaded guilty to insider trading charges.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
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