After years of tempered deal volume, M&A activity has returned to pre-recession levels. But this uptick doesn't just buoy bankers and lawyers -- it reveals a surge in activity for communications pros as well.
Avon Products used Brunswick Group to deal with fallout connected with the May 14 filing on the Securities and Exchange online database of a bogus $18.75 per-share takeover bid, which triggered a 20 percent spike in its shares.
The reimagined version of the iconic, guest-driven and pun-filled "Wall Street Week" is under new management by a subsidiary of the ubiquitous hedge fund, SkyBridge Capital, and its founder, becoming the latest mile marker on the twisting path of financial services marketing.
Joele Frank and Huntsworth's Citigate First Financial represent Jerusalem-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' audacious $40B bid to acquire Mylan NV to create the globe's biggest generic drug company.
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