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Wed., Feb. 11, 2015
Blicksilver Handles $2B Envision Sale
By Kevin McCauley
 
rite aidFinancial specialist Owen Blicksilver PR represents Envision Pharmaceutical, which today announced its $2B acquisition by Rite Aid.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Feb. 5, 2015
IPG Irons Out Standstill Pact with Activist Investor
By Kevin McCauley
 
interpublicInterpublic has hammered out a "standstill agreement" with activist investor Elliott Management, owner of 6.9 percent of its outstanding stock.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015
Makovsky Wins A.T. Kearney
By Kevin McCauley
 
at kearneyMakovsky Integrated Communications picked up A.T. Kearney following a competitive pitch staged by the Chicago-based management consulting
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Jan. 30, 2015
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Banks on Outreach Help
By Greg Hazley
 
cfpbThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal watchdog for the banking sector created by the Dodd-Frank Act, is dangling a three-year contract for content about consumer or personal finance to educate the public about financial products and services.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
Courier Gets PR Help in Acquisition Battle
By Greg Hazley
 
courierCourier Corp., the publicly traded, Massachusetts-based book publishing giant, is relying on Joele Frank for PR support amid a burgeoning acquisition battle.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
SVB, JFWBK Handle $16B Package Deal
By Kevin McCauley
 
Sard Verbinnen & Co. and Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher handle media duties regarding the $16B combination of packaging giants Rock-Tenn Co. and MeadWestvaco.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Jan. 26, 2015
Kekst, Sard in $11B Reinsurance Merger
By Greg Hazley
 
reinsuranceKekst and Company and Sard Verbinnen & Co are supporting AXIS Capital and Partner Re in their blockbuster $11B reinsurance merger.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Jan. 23, 2015
Sard Verbinnen Shores Up Gannett Defense as Icahn Looms
By Greg Hazley
 
usa todayMedia 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.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Jan. 22, 2015
Ogilvy Cashes in on MoneyGram Business
By Kevin McCauley
 
moneygramOgilvy Government Relations has signed on as DC representative for MoneyGram International, a leading financial services company targeting the un-and under-banked market.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015
Caesars Rolls Chapter XI Dice with Joele Frank
By Kevin McCauley
 
CaesarsCaesars Entertainment Operating Co. is using Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher to handle media related to its financial restructuring announced today to shed $10B in debt.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Jan. 9, 2015
Sard Aids Activist Investor in Big DuPont Proxy Fight
By Greg Hazley
 
trianTrian 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.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jan. 7, 2015
NIRI Names Cudahy President and CEO After Search
By Greg Hazley
 
james cudahyHead 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.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Jan. 2, 2015
Detroit Bankruptcy PR Tab Totals $850K
By Greg Hazley
 
detroitThe city of Detroit spent $700K at two PR firms through its historic 17-month bankruptcy ended Dec. 10.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Dec. 30, 2014
ICR Cooks Up Shake Shack IPO Communications
By Greg Hazley
 
shake shackSizzling burger chain Shake Shack is cooking with ICR for financial communications support as it slates an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Dec. 17, 2014
Hiding Public Pension Fees is Bad PR for Private Equity
By Matthew Sheahan
 
sheahanA push by private equity firms to keep fees paid by public pensions undisclosed is bad PR. Venture capital's compromise should be a model for disclosure. 
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Dec. 15, 2014
Sard, Teneo Feed $8.7B PetSmart Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
petsmartSard Verbinnen & Co and Teneo Strategy are feeding communications for the $8.7B takeover of retailer PetSmart by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Lending Club Banks on Grayling
By Kevin McCauley
 
lending clubGrayling is handling San Francisco's Lending Club peer-to-peer loan operation that is expected to make a splashy debut on Wall Street today.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Chinese Tuna Fleet Drops IPO After 'Negative Publicity'
By Greg Hazley
 
tuna 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.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Delia's Dons ICR in Liquidation
By Greg Hazley
 
delia'sDelia'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.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
Marcus Dies at 89
By Kevin McCauley
 
Bruce Marcus, a trailblazer in legal and professional services PR, died Dec. 1 in New Haven. He was 89.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
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