Media purveyor Gannett Co. has engaged Sard Verbinnen & Co. to shore up its PR defense as activist investor Carl Icahn threatens a proxy fight over the company's plans to separate its publishing interests from its TV and digital operations.
Trian Fund Management, the firm of financier Nelson Peltz, has launched a proxy fight against $36B chemical giant DuPont Co., a showdown the Wall Street Journal called one of the biggest battles ever initiated by an activist investor.
Head of the National Court Reporters Association and former marketing and communications VP for the CFA Institute will take the reins of the National Investor Relations Institute in March as president and CEO, following a search.
China Tuna, a Chinese long-line tuna fishing company serving the ravenous Japanese sushi market, has pulled the plug on a planned $150M initial public offering after "negative publicity" and a regulatory backlash.
Delia's, the publicly traded clothing retailer aimed at teenage girls, is relying on ICR for PR support as it navigates Chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to liquidate its assets and shutter its retail stores.
FTI Consulting is representing Atlantic Basin Refining, a company formed by energy sector veterans to buy and re-start the one-time largest oil refinery in the western hemisphere amid the US shale boom.
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