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Category: Financial PR & Investor RelationsReturn to Latest News
Fri., Jul. 25, 2014
Blog: Financial World is Awash in Bubbles
By Kevin McCauley
 
financeBubble here, bubble there, bubbles everywhere. As the Dow Jones Industrial Average smashes the 18,000 mark and marches toward 20,000, it's useful to understand the asset world is awash in a sea of financial bubbles.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 23, 2014
RLM Acquires FTI's Goldberg
By Greg Hazley
 
Kal Goldberg, senior managing director, FTI Consulting, has moved to RLM Finsbury as a partner in its New York M&A practice.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014
Brunswick Handles AbbVie's Tax Play
By Kevin McCauley
 
abbvieBrunswick Group handles AbbVie's $54B bid for Ireland's Shire, a deal widely reported in the media as a means to escape the US tax bite.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Jul. 10, 2014
American Apparel Rescuer Tries On Weber Shandwick
By Greg Hazley
 
american apparelStandard General, the New York hedge fund that inked a deal to bail out American Apparel on July 9, has engaged Weber Shandwick for PR.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
Joele Frank Feeds PR to PetSmart as Shareholders Bark
By Greg Hazley
 
petsmartRetailer PetSmart is relying on Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher for PR support as it faces pressure from its two largest shareholders to consider a sale.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Jul. 1, 2014
Sloane Aids Hedge Fund Targeting Bob Evans Farms
By Greg Hazley
 
bob evansNew York hedge fund Sandell Asset Management is working with outside PR and proxy firms as it targets the board of eatery chain Bob Evans Farms.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Jun. 26, 2014
Prosek, RLM Work British Hedge Fund's US Buys
By Greg Hazley
 
man groupLondon's $55B hedge fund manager Man Group worked with Prosek Partners in the US and RLM Finsbury in the UK for PR counsel on its acquisitions of Boston-based Numeric Holdings and Pine Grove Asset Management this month.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jun. 25, 2014
ICR Backs Sequential's Galaxy Deal
By Kevin McCauley
 
sequentialICR is handling Sequential Brands Group's bid to become one of the biggest pure-play brand licensing companies via the acquisition of Galaxy Brand Holdings from Carlyle Group.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Jun. 20, 2014
Kekst Handles Big Atlantic City Casino Flop
By Kevin McCauley
 
revelRevel Entertainment Group, which opened the $2.5B Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City two years ago with great fanfare, has declared Chapter 11 and begun the process to unload the property.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Jun. 20, 2014
Edelman Expands Financial Savvy
By Kevin McCauley
 
david ryanEdelman has added David Ryan, a financial communications pro, to its corporate practice in Toronto.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., May 22, 2014
Interpublic's 'Fightin' Mike' Roth Runs Crisp Annual Meeting
By Kevin McCauley
 
michael rothInterpublic chairman Michael Roth today presided over a crisp, 31-minute (with video reel) annual meeting in New York, quickly dealing with the top concern of the estimated 150 shareholders in attendance: How did he get a black eye?
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., May 22, 2014
Omnicom Holds Brief Annual Meeting in DC
By John O'Dwyer
 

omnicomOmnicom, holding its annual stockholders meeting May 20 outside of New York City for the 12th year in a row (the Interpublic meeting is always in New York), dispensed with it in 15 minutes.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., May 21, 2014
Brunswick Aids Top Chinese Retailer in US IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
jd.comJD.com, the Chinese retail website headed for a US initial public offering this week that could raise $1.7B, is working with Brunswick Group for communications support.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., May 16, 2014
Kekst, Joele Frank Square Off in Hostile Bid for Gentiva
By Greg Hazley
 
gentivaGentiva Health Services, a home healthcare provider, has engaged Kekst and Company for PR support as it works to fend off a $533M hostile bid from hospital operator Kindred Healthcare.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., May 14, 2014
DOJ Vet Talamona to Head SEC Communications
By Greg Hazley
 
gina talamonaGina Talamona, a career public affairs staffer at the US Department of Justice, has moved to the Securities and Exchange Commission as communications director.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., May 8, 2014
PR Trio Works Alibaba IPO Juggernaut
By Greg Hazley
 

alibabaChinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which filed for an anticipated initial public offering on May 6, is working with three firms as it prepares for a US market debut.

Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., May 1, 2014
Public Company Twitter Needs to Act Like One
By Kevin McCauley
 
twitterPart of Twitter's problem stems from a comparison to social media darling Facebook, which boasts five times the number of users than Twitter.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
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
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