British brokerage Tullett Prebon is relying on Brunswick Group for a PR defense after the UK's Serious Fraud Office filed criminal charges against TP broker Noel Cryan in the ongoing LIBOR manipulation scandal.
Mortgage servicing giant Ocwen Financial is leaning on outside PR and IR support after New York State’s Dept. of Financial Services said it uncovered "serious issues" with the company, including backdating of letters to borrowers about loan modifications and foreclosures.
Publicly traded business VOIP technology provider ShoreTel has brought in Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher for communications support as it weighs an unsolicited, $540M acquisition offer from Canadian rival Mitel Networks Corp.
Ireland-based pharmaceutical producer Endo International is working with Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher for PR support on an unsolicited takeover attempt of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals of Pennsylvania.
SIGA Technologies, the publicly traded, New York-based provider of an antiviral smallpox drug for the federal government, is working with outside PR and IR counsel amid a Sept. 16 Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
The Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors have charged Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates director Michael Lucarelli with insider trading, claiming the veteran IR exec accessed clients' draft press releases and bought and sold shares on the info.
Brunswick is handling Burger King, majority-owned by Brazil's 3G Capital, in its deal to merge with Canadian institution Tim Hortons, a successful combo would be the highest profile tax inversion scheme.
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