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Fri., May 29, 2015
The Communications Role in the M&A Rebound
By Phil Denning
 
phil denningAfter years of tempered deal volume, M&A activity has returned to pre-recession levels. But this uptick doesn't just buoy bankers and lawyers -- it reveals a surge in activity for communications pros as well.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., May 28, 2015
Joele Frank Advises Gener8 Maritime Through IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
general maritimeGener8 Maritime, the oil tanker operator slating a $100M IPO, is relying on Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher for PR counsel.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., May 21, 2015
Children's Place Dons Sard in Proxy Fight
By Greg Hazley
 
children's placeKids clothing retailer The Children's Place is leaning on Sard Verbinnen & Co. for PR counsel as it works to placate an insurgent group of activist investor-shareholders gunning for two board seats.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., May 21, 2015
HB Provides PR for Legal Charge Against Bankrupt For-Profit College
By Greg Hazley
 

corinthianHellerman Baretz is providing PR support to a legal charge against bankrupt Corinthian Colleges Inc. on behalf of thousands of debt-laden students of the defunct institution.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., May 15, 2015
Avon Calls on Brunswick In Bogus SEC Filing Mess
By Kevin McCauley
 

avonAvon Products used Brunswick Group to deal with fallout connected with the May 14 filing on the Securities and Exchange online database of a bogus $18.75 per-share takeover bid, which triggered a 20 percent spike in its shares.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., May 13, 2015
DuPont Wins High-Stakes Proxy Fight
By Kevin McCauley
 
dupontDuPont today declared victory in its proxy fight with activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Management as shareholders rejected his bid to win four seats on the company's 12-member board.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., May 12, 2015
Former NFL TE Heads IR for Crescent Capital
By Greg Hazley
 
pete mitchellPete Mitchell, a former NFL tight end, has moved to Los Angeles investment advisor Crescent Capital Group as senior VP of IR.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., May 11, 2015
Brunswick Handles Syngenta's Rejection of $45B Monsanto Bid
By Kevin McCauley
 

syngentaSwitzerland's Syngenta is using Brunswick Group to handle media regarding its rejection of Monsanto's $45B acquisition play.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., May 6, 2015
Sard Verbinnen Guides Alexion's $8B Bid for Synageva
By Kevin McCauley
 
alexionSard Verbinnen is handling media for Alexion's $8.4B bid announced today for Synageva BioPharma Corp., the Lexington, MA, maker of treatments for rare diseases.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., May 4, 2015
TPG Taps AbMac's Barrett
By Kevin McCauley
 
Luke BarrettLuke Barrett, senior VP at Abernathy MacGregor, has moved to TPG Capital private equity firm as external affairs director in New York.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Apr. 30, 2015
Hamilton to Spearhead US Push for Aspectus
By Kevin McCauley
 
Jed HamiltonJed Hamilton has joined London's Aspectus PR as managing director for North America at the financial, energy, technology and events firm.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Apr. 30, 2015
FTI Posts PR Gains
By Kevin McCauley
 
Steven GunbyFTI Consulting CEO Steven Gunby reported "ongoing progress" in development of its strategic communications unit as its Q1 operating income soared to $4.1M from the $1M level of a year ago.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Apr. 29, 2015
Tanner Heads IR, Comms for Crude Transporter Post-Bankruptcy
By Greg Hazley
 
brian tannerBrian Tanner, who led post-bankruptcy IR for Hawaiian Telecom, has moved to Overseas Shipholding Group, the publicly traded oil tanker operator that emerged from Chapter 11 protection last year.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Apr. 27, 2015
Loss Widens at MDC
By Kevin McCauley
 
mdc partnersMDC Partners today reported its Q1 loss grew to $29.7M from $7.5M during last year's period.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Apr. 24, 2015
'Wall Street Week' Under New Management
By Thomas Walek
 
thomas walekThe reimagined version of the iconic, guest-driven and pun-filled "Wall Street Week" is under new management by a subsidiary of the ubiquitous hedge fund, SkyBridge Capital, and its founder, becoming the latest mile marker on the twisting path of financial services marketing.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Apr. 23, 2015
Virostek Punches in at Diebold
By Kevin McCauley
 
stephen virostekStephen Virostek, who headed investor relations at Computer Sciences Corp. during the past three years, has joined Diebold as VP-IR.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Apr. 22, 2015
Teva Moves to Take Out Mylan
By Kevin McCauley
 
tevaJoele Frank and Huntsworth's Citigate First Financial represent Jerusalem-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' audacious $40B bid to acquire Mylan NV to create the globe's biggest generic drug company.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Apr. 20, 2015
OutCast Grows PR for Acorns
By Greg Hazley
 
acornsThe OutCast Agency is guiding PR for Acorns, the fast-growing investment app popular with younger users that rounds up spare change and invests it in various funds.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Apr. 15, 2015
Joele Frank Aids Chassix in Bankruptcy
By Greg Hazley
 
chassixChassix, the $1.4B automotive component supplier, is relying on Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher for PR support in bankruptcy.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Apr. 14, 2015
Dresner Acquires Allen & Caron in Financial PR Merger
By Greg Hazley
 
steven carrChicago-based Dresner Corporate Services has acquired New York's Allen & Caron in a combination of IR firms.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
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