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SV&C Works Deal for Envision Healthcare

Mon, Jun. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

EnvisionSard Verbinnen & Co. is working $5.6 B acquisition of Envision Healthcare’s by KKR, which is one of the biggest recent leveraged buyout deals.

Joele Frank Works Catterton’s Honest Deal

Thu, Jun. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jessica AlbaJoele Frank is working L Catterton’s $200M investment in The Honest Co., the Los Angeles natural beauty products marketer founded by actress Jessica Alba.

Kekst Handles Platform as it Talks Deal

Thu, Jun. 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

PlatformKekst & Co. handles Platform Specialty Products, which is in “advanced talks” on a $3B deal to sell its agricultural chemicals unit to London’s Wilmcote Holdings.

Gallagher Grabs Amway’s Woodward

Wed, Jun. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

ToddWoodwardTodd Woodward, VP-corporate & integrated marketing communications at Amway, has exited to head global communications at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. insurance brokerage/risk management combine

Sorrell Unveils Comeback Vehicle

Wed, May 30, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Martin SorrellMartin Sorrell plans to replicate the 1980’s formula that he used to build ad/PR conglomerate WPP from the corporate shell of Wireless and Plastic Products to create a multinational technology, data and content-oriented communications company. (1 reader comment)

AbMac Helps JAB Gobble Up Pret A Manger

Tue, May 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

PretAbernathy MacGregor is handling JAB Holding Co.'s $2B acquisition of Pret A Manger, the London-based sandwich shop chain, from Bridgepoint private equity firm.

Brunswick Handles TGI Fridays Sale

Fri, May 25, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TGI FridaysBrunswick Group will handle the potential sale of the TGI Fridays restaurant chain, which owner Electra Private Equity investment firm put on the auction block today.

Volatile Markets, Social Purpose Test Financial Firms

Thu, May 24, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

May coverFinancial PR firms faced a watershed year in 2017 as clients were impacted by extreme market volatility, corporate tax cuts, threatened trade war with China, cyber-threats, increased stakeholder activism, deregulation and the growing demand to highlight corporate social responsibility.

SV&C Works IP's Bid for Irish Packaging Giant

Thu, May 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

International PaperSard Verbinnen & Co. is handling International Paper’s nearly $11B bid for Ireland’s Smurfit Kappa, which believes (at this point) that independence is its best strategy.

FTI’s Balet Exits for SGA

Thu, May 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Steven BaletSteven Balet, who was managing director of FTI Consulting Group’s strategic communications unit, is now New York managing director of Strategic Governance Advisors, which is affiliated with Sard Verbinnen & Co.

Joele Frank Laces Up Rockport Chapter 11

Tue, May 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Rockport shoesJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is working the Chapter 11 restructuring of footwear maker Rockport Group of Newton, MA.

Sloane & Co. Tunes in Videology Chapter 11

Mon, May 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Videology logoSloane & Co. is handling the Chapter 11 filing of ad tech firm Videology and the conditional sale of the company to Amobee, which is part of Singapore telecom Singtel.

Joele Frank Shores Up Athenahealth

Mon, May 7, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

AthenahealthJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher represents Athenahealth as the healthcare technology company received an unsolicited $160 per-share takeover bid today from Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Co.

The Mooch's SkyBridge Counts on Edelman

Tue, May 1, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Anthony ScaramucciEdelman represents SkyBridge Capital, hedge fund founded by 10-day White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, as its takeover by China's HNA Group collapses after a 15-month courtship.

IPG Posts 5.1% Rise in Q1 Revenues

Fri, Apr. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michael RothInterpublic today reported first-quarter revenues grew 5.1 percent to $2.2, while operating income advanced 11.8 percent to $38.8M.

SVB Works Atlas Deal for University of St. Augustine

Thu, Apr. 26, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

University of St. Augustine for Health SciencesSard Verbinnen & Co. represents investment firm Atlas Partners’ $400M takeover of University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences from Laureate Education Inc., for-profit college chain.

Lambert Edwards Acquires Owen Blicksilver PR

Thu, Apr. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jeff LambertGrand Rapids-based Lambert, Edwards & Assocs. today announced the acquisition of financial PR powerhouse Owen Blicksilver PR to move into the New York market.

Prosek Bolsters Profile

Tue, Apr. 17, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Rich MyersRich Myers, who has run the financial communications & capital markets at Edelman, is now heading up Profile Advisors, a Prosek Partners unit focused on brand building, reputation management and strategic communications.