FTI Consulting strategic communications revenues rose 5.4% to $53.3M in the second quarter 2014 on the strength of retainer clients in the EMEA region.

FTI said 2.8% of its 5.4% gain in strategic communications came from favorable currency conversions.

Overall, FTI revenues rose 9.6% to $454.3M, although net income declined 25% to $35.4M.

Revenue was buoyed by strong gains in forensic and litigation consulting (+13.3% to $119.1M) and corporate finance/restructuring (+7.6% to $104M). Technology rose 18.6% to $60.7M while economic consulting was up 5.6% to $117.2M.

FTI's PR operation of late has been advising Shire in its courtship and takeover by AbbVie, Chilean bank Corpbanca in its merger attempt with Brazil's Itau Unibanco, and cupcake seller Crumbs' bankruptcy. The firm was the top global M&A PR adviser by number of deals last year with 202, according to mergermarket. 

FTI moved its headquarters from West Palm Beach, Fla., to Washington, D.C., during the quarter.