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Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
ICR, AbMac Spread PR for $374M Bagel Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
bagelsAbernathy MacGregor Group and ICR are proving PR and IR counsel in German conglomerate JAB Holding's $375M move to acquire Colorado-based national bagel titan Einstein Noah Restaurant Group.
Category: M&A
Tue., Sep. 9, 2014
Sard in Rival Bid for Brokerage Firm
By Greg Hazley
 

GFISard Verbinnen & Co is guiding PR for BCG Partners' $675M bid for brokerage and clearing firm rival GFI Group, which has already agreed to be acquired by another company.

 
Category: M&A
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
FTI, Kekst in $1.4B Sale of Berlin Packaging
By Greg Hazley
 
berlinFTI Consulting is guiding communications for Bahrain's Investcorp in its $1.43B sale of Chicago-based Berlin Packaging to private equity firm Oak Hill Capital.
Category: M&A
Mon., Aug. 25, 2014
Stanton, Edelman Polish Bain-Toms Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
tomsStanton PR & Marketing and Edelman worked Bain Capital's acquisition of a 50% stake in socially conscious shoe retailer Toms, announced Aug. 20.
Category: M&A
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
ICR, Kekst Work Answers.com Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
answers.comICR and Kekst and Company were PR advisors to Apax Partners' acquisition of Answers Corp., the parent to social Q&A site Answers.com.
Category: M&A
Mon., Jul. 28, 2014
Sard, Joele Frank Sell $8.5B Discount Retailer Deal
By Greg Hazley
 
dollar treeDiscount retailers Dollar Tree and Family Dollar Stores engaged outside PR support for Dollar Tree's $8.5B acquisition of Family Dollar announced July 28.
Category: M&A
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
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