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Nasdaq Explores Sale of PR/Digital Units

Fri, Sep. 29, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

NasdaqNasdaq is exploring "strategic alternatives" for its $195M revenues PR and digital units as part of CEO Adena Friedman's effort to bolster the electronic stock exchange's expansion of its technology, data and analytics businesses.

Brunswick Bags Bainís Big Chips Deal

Thu, Sep. 28, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

BrunswickBrunswick Group is working the Bain Capital-led consortium that has inked a $17.7B agreement to buy the memory chip business of Japan’s financially strapped Toshiba Corp.

McCall Takes Over FTIís Strat Comms Unit

Wed, Sep. 27, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mark McCallMark McCall, COO and chief of FTI Consulting’s Americas strategic communications unit, is taking over for Ed Reilly who will focus on client development and transition execution.

BellPottís Hodgkinson Joins Prosek

Mon, Sep. 25, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jonathan HodgkinsonJonathan Hodgkinson, who was an associate partner in Bell Pottinger’s financial and corporate practice, has joined Prosek Partners as managing director of its London office.

SV&Cís Doorley Shifts to Brunswick

Thu, Sep. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jonathan DoorleyJonathan Doorley, an 11-year veteran of Sard Verbinnen & Co., has joined Brunswick in New York as a partner.

ICR Guides Bob Evans in Big Breakfast Deal

Tue, Sep. 19, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bob EvansICR Inc. is guiding sausage maker Bob Evans Farms as it agrees to a $1.5B acquisition by Post Holdings, the big cereal maker based in St. Louis.

JF Shops Toys 'R' Us Reorg

Tue, Sep. 19, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Toys Toys "R" Us uses Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher for Chapter 11, a reorganization due in part to debt burden connected with $6.6B buyout in 2005.

Safety, Rewards Compel Millennials to Adopt Banking Services

Mon, Sep. 11, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Vested's Millennial Money StudyMillennials widely distrust banking institutions, but are inclined to adopt innovative electronic payment formats when they’re convenient and provide data safety as well as perks, according to a new study.

SV&C Works Calpine Deal

Fri, Aug. 18, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

CalpineSard Verbinnen & Co. represents Calpine as it agrees to $5.6B acquisition by Energy Capital Partners.

Financial Services Communications Post-Crisis

Fri, Aug. 18, 2017

By Jackie Kolek

Jackie KolekTen years after the subprime mortgage meltdown pulverized markets and brought about the Great Recession, it isn’t just the financial services industry that has fundamentally changed. How financial services PR firms communicate, who they communicate to, and the tools they now use to do it have evolved as well.

Evolving ESG From Burden to Benefit

Tue, Aug. 15, 2017

By Tom Faust

Tom FaustThe issues, requirements and policies collectively known as Environmental, Social and Governance continue to evolve as the demands of regulators, business partners and investors grow.

A Better Sense of Storytelling

Thu, Aug. 10, 2017

By Matthew Schwartz

Matthew SchwartzDespite increasing regulatory restrictions, financial services companies are taking a more proactive approach to PR and marketing. (1 reader comment)

Cision Shaves Q2 Loss

Thu, Aug. 10, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

CisionCision reported a $19.1M Q2 net loss, down from $21M a year ago, during its first quarter as a public company. Revenue soared 73 percent to $157.1M.

Forget Pay-to-Play, itís Click-to-Play That Counts

Tue, Aug. 8, 2017

By Matt Zachowski

Matt ZachowskiThe media’s rapid evolution from print to desktop to mobile has changed not only our news habits but the nature of what’s reported, testing financial PR firms’ focus, strategies and approach to media relations.

SV&C Processes ADP's Defense

Fri, Aug. 4, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

ADPSard Verbinnen & Co. is working with Automatic Data Processing Inc. as it rebuffs activist investor Bill Ackman's demand to dump CEO Carlos Rodriquez and take half of the 10 board seats.

Financial Reporter Hays Joins Edelman

Thu, Jul. 27, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Laurie HaysLaurie Hays, 30-year journalist with The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, is joining Edelman July 31 as executive VP in its financial communications & capital markets unit.

FTI Guides Sageís Deal for Intacct

Wed, Jul. 26, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

FTi ConsultingFTI Consulting handles UK-based Sage Group’s $850M deal to acquire Silicon Valley’s Intacct Corp., provider of cloud-based accounting software company.

Michael Kors Shoe Deal Fits for ICR

Tue, Jul. 25, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jimmy ChooICR is handling Michael Kors Holdings' $1.4B deal to acquire Jimmy Choo PLC, the high-end footwear brand noted for its signature $3,000 sky-high stilettos.

Sard Verbinnen Grabs Deal Crown

Thu, Jul. 20, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Mergermarket RankingsSard Verbinnen & Co. took the top spot across four categories in Mergermarket’s rankings of PR advisors to mergers and acquisitions deals during the first-half of `17.

SV&C Handles Run on P&G

Mon, Jul. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Sard VerbinnenSard Verbinnen & Co. is handling corporate activist Nelson Peltz’s proxy fight with Procter & Gamble Co.