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Category: M&AReturn to Latest News
Thu., Jul. 17, 2014
Kekst Aids Slim-Fast Sale
By Greg Hazley
 
slim fastKekst and Company is guiding communications for Kainos Capital in its acquisition of weight-loss brand Slim-Fast from Unilever.
Category: M&A
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014
Joele Frank, Brunswick Support $27B Big Tobacco Merger
By Greg Hazley
 
newportJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher and Brunswick Group are providing PR support in today's $27.4B Reynolds American-Lorillard deal.
Category: M&A
Fri., Jun. 20, 2014
FTI Aids Shire in AbbVie Courtship
By Greg Hazley
 
shireIrish pharmaceutical company Shire has engaged FTI Consulting for communications counsel as it turns aside a $46.5B takeover offer from London-based AbbVie.
Category: M&A
Tue., Jun. 17, 2014
Kekst, Joele Frank, FTI in Chilean Bank Showdown
By Greg Hazley
 
chileChilean bank Corpbanca and a Washington-based minority shareholder trying to block its merger with Brazil's largest bank, Itau Unibanco, have bolstered their PR operations amid a legal showdown.
Category: M&A
Mon., Jun. 16, 2014
Retailer Express Dons ICR, Sard for Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
expressFashion retailer Express Inc. has donned IR and PR support as private equity firm Sycamore Partners pursues its acquisition
Category: M&A
Thu., May 22, 2014
Joele Frank Feasts on $2B Ragu, Bertolli Sale
By Greg Hazley
 
raguJapan's Mizkan Group enlisted Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher to cook up PR for its $2.15B acquisition of Unilever's Ragu and Bertolli brands.
Category: M&A
Mon., May 19, 2014
Brunswick, Joele Frank Advise $48.5B AT&T-DirecTV Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
directvJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher and Brunswick Group are working AT&T's $48.5B acquisition of the top satellite TV provider.
Category: M&A
Wed., May 14, 2014
Sard Aids $4.3B Hillshire-Pinnacle Foods Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
pinnacleSard Verbinnen & Co is assisting Hillshire Brands in its $4.3B acquisition of Pinnacle Foods, announced this week.
Category: M&A
Thu., May 8, 2014
AbMac, H+K Brew PR For Dutch Coffee King
By Kevin McCauley
 

demasterAbernathy MacGregor Group and Hill+Knowlton Strategies are behind the media push for Amsterdam-based D.E. Master Blenders 1753's deal to merge its coffee business with brands of Mondelez International to create a pure play company with $7B in global revenues.

Category: M&A
Tue., Apr. 29, 2014
RLM Finsbury Helps AstraZeneca's Dodge of Pfizer
By Kevin McCauley
 
RLM Finsbury is handling AstraZeneca's media regarding Pfizer's takeover overtures, a move largely reported as a tax dodge by the New York-based pharmaceutical giant.
Category: M&A
Thu., Apr. 10, 2014
PR Firms Work to Cement $60B Global Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
lafargeGlobal cement giants Lafarge and Holcim have engaged PR counsel in their $60B blockbuster merger announced April 7.
Category: M&A
Fri., Mar. 21, 2014
Media General Merges With Lin
By Kevin McCauley
 
Richmond’s Media General is acquiring Lin Media of Providence for cash and stock worth $2.6B in a transaction that will result in a combine of 74 owned/serviced TV stations reaching 23 percent of American households.
Category: M&A
Fri., Mar. 7, 2014
Publicis Acquires Hawkeye
By Kevin McCauley
 
France’s Publicis Groupe is acquiring Hawkeye, digital marketing/analytics shop based in Dallas.
Category: M&A
Fri., Mar. 7, 2014
Weber Shandwick, Glover Park Shop $9B Safeway-Albertsons Deal
By Kevin McCauley
 
albertsonsWeber Shandwick and Glover Park Group are working the $9B acquisition of Safeway by Cerberus Capital Management and its Albertsons operation.
Category: M&A
Thu., Mar. 6, 2014
The Deal Crowns Joele Frank
By Greg Hazley
 
the dealThe Deal has crowned Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher as the top M&A PR firm in the U.S. for 2013 as the firm worked 79 transactions during the year.
Category: M&A
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014
MDC Picks Up Proxy Firm
By Kevin McCauley
 
kingsdaleMDC Partners has acquired a majority stake in Kingsdale Shareholder Services, corporate communications/proxy solicitation firm in Toronto, in a move to cash in on increased stockholder activism.
Category: M&A
Thu., Jan. 23, 2014
Joele Frank, FTI Lead Global M&A PR for 2013
By Greg Hazley
 
mergermarketJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher was the top global M&A PR advisor in 2013 based on deal value.
Category: M&A
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014
Joele Frank Supports Apollo in $1.3B Chuck E. Cheese Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
check e cheeseApollo Global Management is receiving PR support from Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher in its $1.3B acquisition of CEC Entertainment, the owner of the Chuck E. Cheese chain.
Category: M&A
Tue., Jan. 14, 2014
SV, Ashton Front Suntory's $13.6B Beam Deal
By Kevin McCauley
 
beamSard Verbinnen & Co and Tokyo’s Ashton Consulting are handling Suntory Holdings’ audacious $13.6B for U.S. bourbon institution Beam Inc.
Category: M&A
Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
Publicis Acquires Qorvis
By Kevin McCauley
 
PublicisPublicis Groupe is acquiring Washington-based Qorvis Communications, which ranks as the No. 10 independent PR firm with fees of $30M.
Category: M&A
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