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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.

Sard, Joele Frank in $8.4B REIT Deal

Thu, May 26, 2016

By Editorial Staff

REITNew York REIT and The JBG Companies have engaged outside PR counsel for their $8.4B combination into a real estate trust in New York and Washington, D.C.

PR Firms Work Bayer's $62B Bid for Monsanto

Wed, May 25, 2016

By Editorial Staff

MonsantoBayer has engaged Finsbury and Hering Schuppener for PR support of its audacious $62B bid for agricultural technology company Monsanto.

A People-Focused Approach to M&A

Fri, May 13, 2016

By Phillip A. Nardone Jr.

Phillip A. Nardone Jr.In order to ensure a lasting and mutually beneficial union, agency heads must strike a delicate balance between science and intuition. (1 reader comment)

Kekst Works Diamond Crystal Brands Sale

Wed, Apr. 27, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Diamond Crystal BrandsKekst and Company is representing Peak Rock Capital in its acquisition of foodservice supplier Diamond Crystal Brands from Hormel Foods.

Joele Frank Leads M&A Advisors in Q1

Tue, Apr. 19, 2016

By Editorial Staff

the dealJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher led US M&A PR advisors in the first quarter with 18 deals, according to The Deal.

Gould to Publish PR M&A Guide

Wed, Apr. 13, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Doing It The Right WayGould+Partners managing partner Rick Gould has penned a new how-to book on PR agency mergers and acquisitions.

Survey: M&A Market to Pick Up in 2016

Thu, Apr. 7, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

KPMG SurveyThe U.S. may expect to see an uptick in mergers and acquisitions activity in 2016, according to a recent survey of executives leading industries across the M&A market.

Joele Frank, Jaffoni Advise $1.1B Theater Deal

Fri, Mar. 4, 2016

By Editorial Staff

AMC theatersJoele Frank and Jaffoni Communications/Investor Relations are advising AMC Entertainment's $1.1B acquisition of Carmike Cinemas to create the largest theater chain in the US.

Rofin-Sinar Mounts PR Defense

Tue, Feb. 23, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Robin-SinarIndustrial laser producer Rofin-Sinar has engaged PR and proxy support as activist investors circle the publicly traded company.

Johnson Succeeds Jim Abernathy

Mon, Jan. 4, 2016

By Editorial Staff

tom johnsonTom Johnson, who leads Abernathy MacGregor's M&A practice and serves as co-president, has been named CEO of the firm, succeeding co-founder Jim Abernathy.

Rubenstein Works US Investors' Deal for UK Soccer Club

Wed, Dec. 23, 2015

By Editorial Staff

crystal palaceRubenstein is handling M&A communications for US investors Josh Harris and David Blitzer as they inked a deal to take control of the Premier League's Crystal Palace soccer franchise.

L&C Makes First US Deal, Acquires EDF

Thu, Dec. 17, 2015

By Greg Hazley

de la fuenteLlorente & Cuenca, the PR group focused on Spain, Portugal and Latin America, has made its first US deal with the acquisition of Miami's EDF Communications.

DDB Grabs Grupo ABC

Mon, Nov. 23, 2015

By Jon Gingerich

DDBDDB Worldwide Communications Group — a division of Omnicom — is slated to acquire Grupo ABC, Brazil’s largest independent advertising and marketing network.