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Mon., Jan. 6, 2014
Kekst, Devine Work Big Honey Deal
By Greg Hazley
honeyPR firms advise Peak Rock Capital's Jan. 2 acquisition of revamped honey producer Natural American Foods.
Category: M&A
Thu., Jan. 2, 2014
Stanton Furnishes PR in Bain-Bob's Deal
By Greg Hazley
New York-based Stanton PR & Marketing furnished PR support for Bain Capital as the private equity firm took a majority stake Dec. 30 in retailer Bob's Discount Furniture, a deal pegged around $350M.
Category: M&A
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013
Sorrell Makes Move on Davos Vet
By Kevin McCauley
WPP has acquired a 30 percent stake in Richard Attias & Assocs., event producer which put the Davos Forum annual Switzerland gabfest of movers & shakers on the map.
Category: M&A
Tue., Dec. 10, 2013
Sysco Gets PR Counsel in $8.2B US Foods Deal
By Greg Hazley
syscoFood distributor Sysco is relying on outside PR counsel in its blockbuster $8.2B acquisition of rival US Foods.
Category: M&A
Fri., Dec. 6, 2013
Prosek Works $860M General Chemical Deal
By Greg Hazley

genchemNew York private equity firm American Securities is working with outside PR counsel on its $860M sale of General Chemical to Canada's Chemtrade Logistics.

Category: M&A
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
KKR Relies on RLM Finsbury in $1B Deal
By Kevin McCauley
KKR, the equity firm founded by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, is using WPP’s RLM Finsbury in its $1B takeover of The Crosby Group and Acco Material Handling Solutions from Melrose Industries.
Category: M&A
Wed., Oct. 2, 2013
JF Works $7B Midstream Energy Deal
By Greg Hazley
Houston-based gas Crestwood Midstream Partners is relying on outside PR counsel through its acquisition of Inergy of Kansas City to create a $7B gas pipeline operator.
Category: M&A
Mon., Sep. 9, 2013
Molex Gets PR Help in Blockbuster Koch Industries Deal
By Greg Hazley
molexMolex Industries has engaged outside PR support as the publicly traded maker of electronic connectors is acquired by Koch Industries for $7.2B.
Category: M&A
Wed., Aug. 28, 2013
Brunswick Advises Latest Chinese Firm Going Private
By Greg Hazley

simcereSimcere Pharmaceutical Group, the Nanjing-based generic pharmaceutical maker, is relying on PR counsel and representation in the U.S. and China as it becomes the latest Chinese company to pull out of a U.S. stock listing.

Category: M&A
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013
RLM Finsbury Works $1B British Energy Buy in US
By Greg Hazley
hess, direct energyHouston-based Direct Energy gets PR support in its $1B purchase of Hess' B2B energy supply business.
Category: M&A
Mon., Aug. 5, 2013
Hager Sharp Acquires Lipman Hearne's D.C. Unit
By Kevin McCauley
Hager Sharp is acquiring the Washington office of Lipman Hearne, which is based in Chicago.
Category: M&A
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
Pay at Top of OMC/Publicis Far From Equal
By Jack O'Dwyer
The proposed combination of Omnicom and Publicis is being billed as a merger of equals but the pay packages of OMC CEO John Wren and CFO Randy Weisenburger dwarf the pay given to Maurice Levy of Publicis.
Category: M&A
Wed., Jul. 31, 2013
French Gov't Calls Shots in 'Merger of Equals'
By Kevin McCauley
franceFrance's finance minister Pierre Moscovici told French radio that the government said "non" to the initial plan for Publicis Omnicom Group to locate its headquarters in New York.
Category: M&A
Mon., Jul. 29, 2013
Lividini Helps Hudson's Bay Bag Saks
By Kevin McCauley
saksNew York-based Lividini & Co., upscale retailer branding and PR shop, is working the press on behalf of Hudson's Bay Co.'s $2.9B acquisition of Saks Inc.
Category: M&A
Mon., Jul. 29, 2013
Don't Count Levy Out in Publicis-Omnicom Blockbuster
By Kevin McCauley
Levy, WrenMedia coverage of the "merger of equals" deal cut between Omnicom and Publicis Groupe leads one to think that OMC's John Wren (60) will assume the helm of the world's biggest ad/PR combine, following a 30-month dual CEO run with Maurice Levy (71). One shouldn't bet the farm on that assumption.
Category: M&A
Mon., Jul. 29, 2013
Edelman on the Omnicom-Publicis Merger
By Richard Edelman
richard edelmanI congratulate Maurice Levy and John Wren, both friends and worthy competitors, on the bold merger of their companies. I have several thoughts on the historic merger of Publicis and Omnicom.
Category: M&A
Mon., Jul. 29, 2013
Padilla Speer Beardsley to Acquire CRT/tanaka
By Greg Hazley
Minneapolis-based Padilla Speer Beardsley has moved to acquire Virginia-based CRT/tanaka to create a 200-staffer firm with revenues topping $30M.
Category: M&A
Fri., Jul. 26, 2013
SV&C Liberates Activision
By Kevin McCauley
activision, vivendiSard Verbinnen & Co is handling electronic gamer Activision Blizzard's $8.3B deal to wrestle majority control from France’s Vivendi.
Category: M&A
Wed., Jul. 10, 2013
Finn Acquires Education Pro Widmeyer Communications
By Kevin McCauley
Scott WidmeyerFinn Partners has acquired Washington-based Widmeyer Communications, which chalked up $9.8M in fees last year with a strong focus on the education sector.
Category: M&A
Tue., Jul. 9, 2013
Kroger Checks Out PR Counsel in $2.5B Harris Teeter Deal
By Greg Hazley
krogerThe top U.S. supermarket chain, Kroger, has engaged PR counsel as it inks a $2.5B acquisition of Harris Teeter, a southeastern chain of grocery stores based in Matthews, N.C.
Category: M&A
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2. APCO Worldwide, D.C. - $118,112,600
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