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Sard Works $12B Marriott-Starwood Deal

Tue, Nov. 17, 2015

By Greg Hazley

Marriott Marquis DubaiSard Verbinnen & Co. is providing PR counsel in Marriott International's $12.2B bid to acquire Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, a deal to create the largest hotel company.

ICR, Weber Work $1.5B Jostens Deal

Mon, Oct. 19, 2015

By Greg Hazley

JostensJarden Corp. is relying on ICR and Weber Shandwick in its $1.5B acquisition of class ring and yearbook giant Jostens.

Gannett Acquires Journal Media for $280 Million

Thu, Oct. 8, 2015

By Matthew Schwartz

GannettThe deal is in keeping with the ongoing roll-up throughout the media, as traditional media brands join forces and create better scale for consumers and media buyers.

Sard Mounts PR Defense for HeartWare

Tue, Oct. 6, 2015

By Greg Hazley

heartwareHeartWare International, which tangling with an activist investor opposed to its $860M acquisition of Valtech Cardio, is relying on Sard Verbinnen & Co. for PR support.

MWWPR Acquires Berk Communications

Mon, Oct. 5, 2015

By Matthew Schwartz

MWWPR & BerkBerk Communications will become an independent subsidiary of MWWPR and continue to operate under its own name.

AbMac Works $1.4B Chem Deal

Tue, Sep. 29, 2015

By Greg Hazley

kraton, arizonaKraton Performance Polymers has engaged Abernathy MacGregor Group to handle communications for its $1.37B purchase of Arizona Chemical.

Sloane, Kekst in Dow's AgroFresh Sale

Wed, Aug. 12, 2015

By Greg Hazley

agrofreshSloane & Company and Kekst and Company worked M&A PR for Dow Chemical's $810M sale of its AgroFresh specialty chemicals business to Boulevard Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded investment vehicle of Avenue Capital Group.

Joele Frank Sets M&A PR Pace in First Half

Fri, Jul. 17, 2015

By Greg Hazley

the dealJoele Frank, advising 58 transactions in the first six months of the year, was the top M&A PR adviser for the period, according to The Deal.

Sard Verbinnen Aids A&P Amid Struggles

Thu, Jun. 25, 2015

By Greg Hazley

A&PThe 156-year-old Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. has engaged Sard Verbinnen & Co. as it struggles to stave off a potential second bankruptcy filing in five years.

Brunswick Aids IPO-Bound SunGard

Fri, Jun. 5, 2015

By Greg Hazley

sungardSunGard, the financial industry software provider, is relying on Brunswick Group for outside PR support as it pursues an initial public offering.

Kekst, Rubenstein, Weber in $1B OM Deal

Mon, Jun. 1, 2015

By Greg Hazley

om groupThree PR firms are working Apollo Global Management's $1B purchase of OM Group as the private equity firm plans to take the industrial company private and sell its electronic chemicals and photomasks operation.

M&A in the UK PR sector

Thu, May 28, 2015

By Dave Armon

dave armonIt's hard to overestimate the energy and momentum that comes from buying innovative startups and integrating them into a successful business.

M&A Pro Jacobs to Abernathy

Tue, May 26, 2015

By Greg Hazley

jeremy jacobsJeremy Jacobs, senior VP focused on financial communications at FleishmanHillard, has moved to The Abernathy MacGregor Group as a managing director.

Sard in $13.6B Danaher-Pall Deal, Split

Mon, May 18, 2015

By Greg Hazley

pallDanaher Corp. is working with Sard Verbinnen & Co. on the PR front of its $13.8B acquisition of water filtration systems maker Pall Corp., and subsequent plan to split into two companies.

Brunswick in $2.1B Shale Drilling Deal

Thu, May 14, 2015

By Greg Hazley

shaleBrunswick Group is advising Rosetta Resources in its $2.1B merger into Noble Energy, a deal some say could rejuvenate the shale oil market amid a plunge in oil prices.

PR Firms Work Global Data Merger Drama

Thu, May 7, 2015

By Greg Hazley

telecityA $4.5B merger of data center operators has clouded as one of the firms, UK-based Telecity, said today it is has been approached by US-based Equinix in a $3.5B takeover bid.