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Category: Financial PR & Investor RelationsReturn to Latest News
Mon., Feb. 24, 2014
Aaron's Gets PR Help in $2.3B Takeover Bid
By Greg Hazley
 
aaronsAaron's, the publicly traded electronics and furniture lease company, has engaged Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher amid $2.3B takeover offer from private equity firm Vintage Capital Management.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
Omnicom Sues Activist Shareholder
By Greg Hazley
 
Omnicom has sued activist shareholder John Chevedden in federal court to exclude a governance proposal from the advertising and PR conglomerate's 2014 annual meeting.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014
Abernathy, Sard Work $45B Comcast, Time Warner Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
Comcast is working with longtime firm Abernathy MacGregor Group in its proposed $45B acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014
Spotify Sings IPO Tune
By Kevin McCauley
 
SpotifySpotify, the popular online music streaming company, is setting the stage for an initial public offering that could value the company at $8B.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014
Brunswick Advises 'Candy Crush' IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
candyKing Digital Entertainment, the Dublin-based game maker behind the smash hit "Candy Crush Saga," is relying on Brunswick Group for PR counsel as it pursues an initial public offering.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Feb. 5, 2014
Sard, ICR Ride to Helen of Troy's Rescue
By Kevin McCauley
 
hotSard Verbinnen & Co and ICR counsel Helen of Troy as the consumer company wrestles with demands from Sachem Head Capital Management to explore strategic alternatives.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Feb. 4, 2014
Finn Partners Sells NFL Player's IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
vernon davisFantex, the San Francisco company planning to sell shares of professional athletes, has kicked off its first IPO road show to back an offering for the San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Feb. 4, 2014
ICR Builds $135M IBP IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
Installed Building Products, the residential insulation installation giant, is leaning on ICR for financial communications support as it slates a $135M initial public offering.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jan. 29, 2014
Christensen Advises China Online Gaming Giant in Buyout
By Greg Hazley
 
shandaShanda Games, the publicly traded Chinese online game developer weighing a buyout offer that would value the company at $1.9B, relies on Christensen for financial communications counsel in the U.S. and China.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Jan. 28, 2014
WaPo Columnist Takes Pen to RLM Finsbury
By Kevin McCauley
 
matt millerMatt Miller, weekly columnist at the Washington Post and host of NPR’s weekly “Left, Right & Center” political chat show, has joined WPP’s RLM Finsbury as senior advisor.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Tue., Jan. 28, 2014
Oshiki Takes EVP Role at Abernathy
By Greg Hazley
 
alan oshikiAlan Oshiki, a 26-year financial communicator most recently a managing director for Taylor Rafferty, has moved to Abernathy MacGregor Group in New York as an executive VP.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014
Kekst Works $60B+ Charter Bid for TW Cable
By Kevin McCauley
 
Publicis Groupe’s Kekst and Company unit is working Charter Communications’ aggressive  $61B cash/stock bid for Time Warner Cable, which has ridiculed the offer as “grossly inadequate.”
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014
Sard, Sloane Work $3.2B Riverbed Technology Showdown
By Greg Hazley
 
Riverbed Technology, the San Francisco-based network infrastructure maker, is relying on Sard Verbinnen & Co as it fends off a $3.2B hostile bid from hedge fund Elliott Management Corp.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013
ICR Crafts Michaels' Second Stab at IPO
By Greg Hazley
 
michaelsICR is counseling retailer Michaels Stores as the arts and crafts specialist slates an initial public offering worth up to $500M.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013
Joele Frank Dresses PR for Jones Group Sale
By Greg Hazley
 
jonesJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is dressing PR for both sides of Sycamore Partners' $1.2B acquisition of The Jones Group, the publicly traded apparel company that includes Ann Klein and Nine West, among other brands.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013
JCIR Works Auction of Defunct Gaming Firm
By Greg Hazley
 
copernicusNew York-based financial communications shop JCIR worked with Heritage Global Partners on the Dec. 11 auction of assets from 38 Studios, the bankrupt video game developer led by former pro baseball player Curt Schilling.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013
Mehlman Leads Private Equity Sector PR Push
By Greg Hazley
 
ken mehlmanKen Mehlman, the former presidential aide who heads public affairs for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., was elected chairman of the Private Equity Growth Capital Council, the Washington trade group for PE firms.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013
Brunswick Stars in Hollywood Blockbuster Deal
By Kevin McCauley
 
imgBrunswick Group is working the audacious $2.3B takeover of the giant IMG sports and talent agency, a transaction the New York Times said will "significantly alter the balance of power in Hollywood’s business landscape."
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013
Comcast Invests in Goldman Exec
By Kevin McCauley
 
Goldman Sachs analyst  is joining Comcast Corp. early next year as senior VP-investor relations.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013
Boston Consulting Group's Gunby Succeeds Dunn at FTI
By Kevin McCauley
 
steve gunbyManaging director at Boston Consulting Group will succeed Jack Dunn on Jan. 20 as CEO of the FTI Consulting, the publicly traded global advisory and financial communications firm.
Category: Financial PR & Investor Relations
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