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China's HNA Hires Commerce Dept. Advisor

Wed, Apr. 11, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Israel HernandezChina’s HNA Group has hired Israel Hernandez, who was senior advisor to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, as head of international corporate affairs. Ross is President Trump's point man in the threat to impose tariffs on China. (1 reader comment)

Clermont Handles Tenneco's $5B Icahn Deal

Tue, Apr. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Carl IcahnClermont Partners is covering the investment community in Tenneco's $5.4B cash/stock deal to acquire auto parts maker Federal Mogul from corporate activist Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises.

Next15 Posts 15% Annual Revenue Growth

Wed, Apr. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Richard EyreNext Fifteen Communications Group enjoyed 15 percent revenue growth to $275M for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2018. Organic growth rose 5.2 percent.

Crytocurrency Biz Taps Headland

Wed, Apr. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Crypto UKHeadland Consultancy is helping CryptoUK, the country’s self-regulatory trade body for the cryptocurrency business, shape a regulatory framework and increase transparency.

Joele Frank Shops Bon-Ton Stores

Mon, Apr. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bon-TonJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher reps Bon-Ton Stores, which filed for Chapter 11 in February, says it's is “active discussions” with interested parties to acquire the Milwaukee-based department store chain as “a going concern.”

ICR Sells Stake to Investcorp

Thu, Mar. 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tom RyanICR, financial communications and IR powerhouse, sells stake to Investcorp. CEO Tom Ryan and his management team will retain a significant ownership stake.

MMC's Dandridge Shifts to AIG

Mon, Mar. 26, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ed DandridgeEd Dandridge has signed on at American International Group as global marketing and communications chief for its general insurance operation.

Finsbury Guides RB as it Pulls Pfizer Deal

Fri, Mar. 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Reckitt Benckiser logoFinsbury is handling press for Reckitt Benckiser Group, which has yanked its $20B deal to acquire Pfizer's consumer healthcare business.

Black Rock’s Offner Lands at Weber Shandwick

Mon, Mar. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Olivia OffnerOlivia Offner, VP-corporate communications at BlackRock investment firm giant, has moved to Weber Shandwick as VP in its financial services practice. (1 reader comment)

Finsbury Tunes In To iHeartMedia's Chapter XI

Thu, Mar. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

iHeartMediaFinsbury is handling the biggest bankruptcy in radio as iHeartMedia, owner of America’s No. 1 network, files for Chapter 11 to restructure $10B in debt.

Cryptocurrencies Become Social Gold Mine

Tue, Feb. 20, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

BitcoinsCryptocurrencies have become some of the most talked about financial services brands on social media, but mixed perception and a lack of trust in digital currencies remain potential barriers for future adoption.

GPG Works Albertsons' Deal to Acquire Rite Aid

Tue, Feb. 20, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

AlbertsonsGlover Park Group is working supermarket chain Albertsons’ acquisition of Rite Aid, drug store operator/benefits management company, for cash and stock.

Treasury Dept.'s Cushman Joins MetLife

Tue, Feb. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ben CushmanBen Cushman, who was deputy director of the Treasury Dept. focused on south and southeast Asia, has joined MetLife as VP-international government relations.

SV&C Dines Alfresco

Mon, Feb. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Sard VerbinnenSard Verbinnen & Co. is handling Thomas H. Lee Partners' acquisition of Alfresco Software, enterprise open source software company.

Joele Frank Plays Defense for Newell Brands

Fri, Feb. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Newell BrandsJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is working for Newell Brands as the Hoboken-based consumer products company faces a potential proxy fight with activist investor Starboard Value.

Schillinger Invests in PA Post at AIC

Tue, Feb. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Emily SchillingerEmily Schillinger, who was press secretary for former House Speaker John Boehner, is now VP-PA at the American Investment Council.

Avon Calls on Brunswick, ICR

Mon, Feb. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

AvonAvon Products is using Brunswick Group and ICR Inc. for PR as the struggling company today named Unilever’s Jan Zijderveld CEO, effective immediately, to replace Sheri McCoy.

AbMac Works Keurig’s $19B Dr Pepper Deal

Mon, Jan. 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dr. PepperAbernathy MacGregor is working Keurig Green Mountain’s nearly $19B deal to acquire Dr Pepper Snapple, a bid to forge a hot and cold beverage powerhouse with brands the partners say will “satisfy every consumer throughout the day.”

Sard Verbinnen Crowned '17 Deals King

Wed, Jan. 24, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Sard logoSard Verbinnen & Co. snagged the top spot in four main categories of Mergermarket’s global overview of PR advisors on M&A deals for 2017.

Sexton Gets Piece of The Rock

Wed, Jan. 24, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Alan SextonBurson-Marsteller's Alan Sexton has joined Prudential Financial as VP-head of strategy & communications.