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Kekst Works Two EQT Transactions

Wed, Jul. 12, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

EQT PartnersKekst advised private equity group EQT Partners on its acquisition of pharmaceutical services firm Certara and the acquisition of the Port of Los Angeles' Global Gateway South.

Mergermarket Rebrands as Acuris

Tue, Jul. 11, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

AcurisFinancial media company Mergermarket Group has relaunched under a new brand name, Acuris.

How Should PR Firms Plan for the End Game?

Tue, May 16, 2017

By Rick Gould

Rick GouldPR M&As were a topic of discussion at the recent Counselors Academy Spring Conference 2017, which took place in Seattle and drew 180 PR firm owners and C-level executives.

Lipin Leaves Brunswick Group

Mon, Apr. 17, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Steven Lipin Brunswick Group senior partner Steven Lipin announced his exit from the global M&A PR advisor after nearly 16 years.

What PR Firm Buyers Want to Know

Tue, Apr. 4, 2017

By Rick Gould

Rick GouldAs the public relations M&A market continues to percolate with additional transactions, more potential suitors are now eyeing PR firms that can bolster their portfolio and deepen their bench. (1 reader comment)

M&A Communications Require TLC

Fri, Jan. 27, 2017

By Mandy Arnold

Mandy Arnold Mergers and acquisitions continue to be a strategy for companies to gain market share, acquire talent and expand offerings. For the decision-makers behind the scenes, however, it’s important to plan an effective communications strategy to guide the organization through planned change.

WordWrite Takes Over Jampole

Tue, Dec. 27, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Paul FurigaWordWrite Comms. president and CEO Paul Furiga estimates his agency’s revenue will increase by 25 percent with the acquisition of Jampole Comms.

Anatomy of an Acquisition

Mon, Nov. 14, 2016

By Scott Widmeyer

Scott Widmeyer There’s no magic formula when it comes to a successful merger of PR companies. All deals arrive with their own risks and financial implications. (1 reader comment)

Joele Frank Maintains Deal PR Lead Through Q3

Fri, Oct. 21, 2016

By Editorial Staff

The Deal - Top M&A PR advisorsJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher kept pace atop M&A PR advisors in the US through the third quarter, advising 79 transactions so far this year.

Gould Goes Abroad with UK Advisor

Fri, Oct. 14, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Gould+Partners LLCGould+Partners has appointed a London-based senior advisor to facilitate buyer/seller transactions in the UK markets.

Sard Works $760M Ironplanet Deal

Wed, Sep. 7, 2016

By Greg Hazley

iron planetPublicly traded industrial auctioneer Ritchie Bros. relied on Sard Verbinnen & Co. for PR support in its $760M acquisition of venture-backed online auctioneer IronPlanet.

Kekst Works EQT's Press Ganey Buy

Mon, Aug. 22, 2016

By Editorial Staff

EQTSweden-based private equity group EQT engaged Kekst and Company for PR counsel in its $2.35B acquisition of Press Ganey Holdings, the patient survey administrator for healthcare institutions.

Joele Frank Leads First Half M&A Firms

Mon, Jul. 25, 2016

By Editorial Staff

the dealJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher led deal PR advisers in the first half of 2016 with 47 transactions, according to The Deal.

Joele Frank Works InterOil Bidding War

Wed, Jul. 20, 2016

By Editorial Staff

interoilInterOil Corp., a publicly traded oil and gas company, has engaged US PR support as it faces competing acquisition bids backed by ExxonMobil and France's Total.

Rubenstein, Sitrick Advise Hostess IPO

Wed, Jul. 13, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Hostess BrandsSitrick & Company and Rubenstein Associates are advising the private equity-backed deal to take Twinkie maker Hostess Brands public on the Nasdaq exchange.

Brunswick Reps Investment Vehicle of Ex-Gillette Chief

Tue, Jun. 21, 2016

By Editorial Staff

james kiltsConyers Park Acquisition Corp., the Greenwich, Conn., blank check company of former Gillette CEO James Kilts eyeing $350M in an IPO, is working with Brunswick Group on the PR front.