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Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
FTI, Rubenstein Advise Event Giant's Fire Sale
By Greg Hazley
 
partyFTI Consulting and Rubenstein Associates worked the PR front for Apollo Global Management's acquisition of bankrupt Classic Party Rentals, the country's largest event rental services provider.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Apr. 22, 2014
SardVerb, Rubenstein Front Raid on Allergan
By Kevin McCauley
 
botoxSard Verbinnen & Co and Rubenstein Assocs. handle the ground-breaking $46B hostile takeover of Allergan, which is noted for Botox.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014
Sard Advises $500M Jostens Deal Blocked By FTC
By Greg Hazley
 
ringsAmerican Achievement, the maker of commemorative products like class rings and yearbooks, has relied on PR counsel from Sard Verbinnen & Co as it sought to be acquired rival Jostens, a $500M move that was blocked by the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
Sard, Joele Frank in GrafTech Proxy Showdown
By Greg Hazley
 
graftechGrafTech, a publicly traded Ohio-based graphite and steel producer, and an ousted board member of the company have engaged outside PR counsel as a public clash heads to a proxy battle next month.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Apr. 11, 2014
Hiltzik Handles J&R Post-Mortem
By Kevin McCauley
 
J&RConnected PR counselor Matthew Hiltzik is handling the shutdown of the legendary J&R electronics/camera/music store in downtown Manhattan.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Apr. 11, 2014
La Quinta Books ICR for IPO
By Greg Hazley
 

la quintaLa Quinta Holdings booked ICR for communications support as the Irving, Tex.-based group of 830 hotels unveiled a $650M IPO on April 9. 

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Apr. 9, 2014
Stanton Serves PR in Bain Unit's Manischewitz Buy
By Greg Hazley
 
manischewtizBain Capital is relying on longtime firm Stanton PR & Marketing in its Sankaty Advisors unit's acquisition of kosher food titan Manischewitz.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Apr. 7, 2014
Kekst, Joele Frank Advise $5B Pharma Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
actharKekst and Company and Joele Frank, Wilkinsom Brimmer Katcher are advising Mallinckrodt's $5.6B acquisition of Questcor, announced today.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Apr. 4, 2014
Mercury Bolsters PR Ahead of IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
mercuryBrunswick Group is advising Mercury Payment Systems, the Colorado-based point-of-sale electronic payment technology provider planning an initial public offering.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Apr. 3, 2014
Epiq Aids Brookstone in Bankruptcy, Sale
By Greg Hazley
 
brookstoneLifestyle retailer Brookstone is leaning on Epiq Strategic Communications for PR counsel amid today's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing with plans to sell itself to Spencer Spirit Holdings, parent of the Spencer's retail chain.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Apr. 1, 2014
Sirva Moves PR to Sard Amid $175M IPO
By Greg Hazley
 

alliedRelocation and moving services provider Sirva is relying on Sard Verbinnen & Co for PR counsel as the Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based company pursues an initial public offering to raise up to $175M.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014
BlueShirt Programs IR for IPO-Bound TubeMogul
By Greg Hazley
 
tubemogulThe BlueShirt Group is providing IR counsel to TubeMogul, the video buying platform for advertisers that is eying a public stock offering worth up to $75M.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Mar. 27, 2014
Spark Tabs Papajohn for NY Financial Practice
By Greg Hazley
 
gregory papajohnGregory Papajohn, who led GolinHarris' New York corporate practice until February, has moved to sparkpr to head a new financial tech and social change operation in the Big Apple.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Mar. 26, 2014
MSL, Sard Vet Larsen to Dresner
By Greg Hazley
 
larry larsenLarry Larsen, senior VP at MSLGroup and former principal at Sard Verbinnen & Co, has landed at IR/PR shop Dresner Corporate Services in Chicago to serve as senior advisor.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Mar. 24, 2014
Groups Rap Omnicom for Suing Chevedden
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

omnicomTwenty funds and stockholder groups have sharply criticized Omnicom for bypassing a free SEC process to sue stockholder John Chevedden, a critic of OMC pay and governance practices.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Mar. 20, 2014
FTI Hooks Marlin, SEC Spokesman
By Kevin McCauley
 
Myron Marlin, who served as Securities and Exchange Commission spokesman for five years under chairs Mary Shapiro, Elisse Walter and Mary Joe White, is now in the Washington office of FTI Consulting focused on financial communications and PR issues.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Mar. 19, 2014
Bank Holding Company Taps IR Chief Ahead of IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
ellen taylorThe $120B bank holding company behind the Citizens Bank and Charter One bank chains has brought in Ellen Taylor as an executive VP to lead investor relations ahead of a partial IPO.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Mar. 18, 2014
Joele Frank Feasts on Quiznos Bankruptcy
By Greg Hazley
 
quiznosJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is serving up PR for sandwich chain Quiznos' March 14 bankruptcy filing.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Mar. 13, 2014
Brunswick Bolsters eBay Icahn Defense
By Greg Hazley
 
ebayEbay has enlisted Brunswick Group as it mounts a defense against activist investor Carl Icahn, who is pushing the online marketplace to spin off its PayPal operation.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Mar. 12, 2014
Omnicom Loses Suits Against Stockholder Chevedden
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

omnicomU.S. District Courts in New York and Boston have rejected attempts by Omnicom to block requests that stockholder voting totals be kept confidential until the annual meeting.

 
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
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