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Kekst CNC

Kekst CNC

U.S. Headquarters: 1675 Broadway, 30th flr., New York, NY 10019-5820

212/521-4800

www.kekstcnc.com

Specialties: Strategic and Financial Communications, Investor Relations, M&A, Crisis & Issues Management, Shareholder Activism, Litigation Support, Alternative Investments, Restructuring, Cyber Security, Corporate Governance and Public Affairs. 15 locations worldwide; 600 clients; 300 employees, 70 located in New York.
Founded: 1970.

Agency Statement:

Kekst CNC is a leading global strategic communications firm with unparalleled expertise in helping global business and institutional leaders navigate through complex transitions, manage strategic opportunities and crises, and enhance reputations through proactive and responsive communications. Our clients rely upon the sound judgment, innovative thinking, and proven effectiveness of our highly experienced team of advisors to develop and execute the integrated communications strategies necessary to maintain the confidence of stakeholders in an era of accelerated change.

Jeremy Fielding, co-chief executive officer, partner (New York)

Kekst CNC in the news with O'Dwyer's:

PR Firms Seek to Regain Financial Footing

Fri., Dec. 29, 2023

...exits her post, which is filled by Ben LeBolt, partner at Bully Pulpit Interactive. • Kekst CNC provides crisis counsel to Adani Group, the India-based conglomerate accused of fraud and stock...

Kekst CNC Works Riposte's Push at SilverBow

Fri., Dec. 1, 2023

... Kekst CNC handles Riposte Capital as the investment advisor presses SilverBow Resources oil & gas company...

Kekst CNC, Greenbrook Drive SVPís Parking Lot Deal

Tue., Oct. 24, 2023

... Kekst CNC represents Strategic Value Partners as the Greenwich CT-based alternative investment firm acquires APCOA Parking...

Kekst CNC Works Mars Inc.'s Deal

Tue., Aug. 15, 2023

... Kekst CNC represents privately held Mars Inc. as it acquires the veterinary diagnostics business of Germany’s...

Kekst CNC Recruits Retail Pro Blecher

Tue., Aug. 8, 2023

...was chief communications officer at Hudson’s Bay Company, North America’s oldest company, has joined Kekst CNC as a partner. He was responsible for 70 staffers, handling positioning, PA, financial/M&A communications, and...

Joele Frank, FGS Global Top Mergermarket Global Rankings

Wed., Jul. 19, 2023

...was rounded out by Brunswick Group ($66.4 billion), H/Advisors Abernathy ($63. 9 billion) and Kekst CNC ($59.9 billion). For deal count, ...

Kekst Works Palladium's NAP Acquisition

Thu., Jul. 6, 2023

... Kekst CNC reps Palladium Equity Partners and its joint venture affiliate, Palladium Heritage, on the acquisition...

TLG Cracks Band 1 In Chambers Crisis PR Category

Wed., Jun. 28, 2023

...by August Strategic Communications, Goldin Solutions, Infinite Global, H/Advisors Abernathy, Hennes Communications, KARV Communciations, Kekst CNC and Poston Communications. TLG’s attention to detail was cited as one reason for their rise...

Kekst CNC Drives Lordstown Motors Chapter 11 Filing

Tue., Jun. 27, 2023

... Kekst CNC is representing electric pickup truck maker Lordstown Motors as it files for Chapter 11...

Kekst CNC Takes Schmid Group Public

Wed., May 31, 2023

... Kekst CNC represents Germany’s Schmid Group as the maker of capital equipment and software for the...

Kekst CNC Works RenaissanceReís $3B Deal

Wed., May 24, 2023

... Kekst CNC represents RenaissanceRe Holdings as it acquires American International Group’s Validus Reinsurance in a deal...

Kekst CNC Works Athenex Chapter 11

Mon., May 15, 2023

... Kekst CNC is handling the Chapter 11 filing of Buffalo-based Athenex Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused...

Teneo's Maas Moves to Kekst CNC

Tue., May 2, 2023

...a member of the founding team at Teneo a dozen years ago, has joined Kekst CNC as a partner in New York. At Teneo, Maas was responsible for handling global reputational...

Kekst CNC Works Crestviewís Investment in Gersh

Mon., May 1, 2023

... Kekst CNC handles Crestview Partners private equity firm as it takes a 45 percent stake in...

On the Move: Kekst CNC Names Capuano, Lovern, Reardon Partners

Tue., Mar. 21, 2023

... Kekst CNC promotes Nicholas Capuano, Ross Lovern and Ashe Reardon to partner and Emma Young to...

FGS, Kekst CNC Work $3B RGI Deal

Thu., Mar. 2, 2023

... FGS Global and Kekst CNC handle the $3B takeover of Radius Global Infrastructure by EQT Active Core Infrastructure and...

Kekst CNC Goes to Work for Besieged Adani Group

Mon., Feb. 13, 2023

... Kekst CNC is providing global strategic communications and crisis support to Adani Group, the India-based conglomerate...

Kekst CNC Works Public Storage's Takeover Bid

Tue., Feb. 7, 2023

... Kekst CNC handles Public Storage, the nation’s biggest self-storage operator, as it launches a hostile $11B...

Party Over for Party City

Thu., Jan. 19, 2023

... Kekst CNC is handling the bankruptcy filing of Party City Holdco Inc., which has more than 800...

Good Riddance 2022

Wed., Dec. 28, 2022

...served in George W. Bush’s White House and co-founded the Rational 360 shop, joins Kekst CNC to open its Washington office. The Justice Dept. opens probe of Digital World Acquisition Corp.,...

Palladium Takes Southwest Strategies Stake

Thu., Dec. 1, 2022

...and industrial companies, made the investment in Southwest Strategies. It is Palladium Heritage’s first deal. Kekst CNC ’s Jeffrey Taufield and Todd Fogarty represent Palladium Heritage. Publicis Groupe ownes ...

Kekst CNC Works Avista Capitalís 'BioRat' Deal

Wed., Nov. 2, 2022

... Kekst CNC is handling media for Avista Capital Partners as it acquires Taconic Biosciences, the global...

Kekst CNC Guides Galway Tool Deal

Tue., Oct. 11, 2022

... Kekst CNC is working Sybridge Technologies’ acquisition of Galway Tool & Mould, the Irish maker of...

Kekst CNC Works Grant Thorntonís Deal

Tue., Aug. 23, 2022

... Kekst CNC is working with Grant Thornton as it sells its public sector advisory practice to...

Kekst CNC Handles Endoís Chapter 11

Wed., Aug. 17, 2022

... Kekst CNC handles the Chapter 11 filing of Dublin-based Endo International, which is the target of...

Carlyle Group Names McCann Interim IR Chief†

Wed., Aug. 10, 2022

...2020 after Virginia elected Youngkin governor. A search committee is looking for a replacement for Lee. Kekst CNC ’s Jeremy Fielding and Anntal Silver handled news surrounding Lee’s exit. Carlyle Group has $376B assets...

Kekst CNC Pilots JetBlue's Deal for Spirit

Thu., Jul. 28, 2022

... Kekst CNC advised JetBlue Airways as it agreed to buy Spirit Airlines, ending a bidding war...

Chambers Ranks FGS Global Sole Band 1 Nationwide Crisis PR & Comms Firm

Fri., Jul. 1, 2022

...and Edelman, with Band 4 made up of Abernathy MacGregor, FTI Consulting, Infinite Global, Kekst CNC and Poston Communications. FGS Global’s Jeff McAndrews and Paul Holmes placed in Band 1 of...

Kekst CNC Stars in Hollywood Blockbuster

Wed., Jun. 29, 2022

... Kekst CNC represented Crestview Partners in the $750M sale of ICM Partners to Creative Artists Agency. The...

DC PA Veteran Bartlett Joins Kekst CNC

Wed., Jun. 22, 2022

...in George W. Bush’s White House and co-founded the Rational 360 shop, has joined Kekst CNC to open its Washington office and expand its PA offering. As partner, he will advise...

Kekst CNC Works Lucid Energy Deal

Fri., Jun. 17, 2022

... Kekst CNC handles Lucid Energy Group as it agrees to be acquired by Targa Resources in...

ICR Inc. Takes Blue Nile Public

Mon., Jun. 13, 2022

...community and Judy Lee handling media for Blue Nile, which will trade on the NASDAQ. Kekst CNC advised Mudrick. Todd Fogarty led the team....

Kekst CNC Trots Out Turkey Deal

Thu., Jun. 9, 2022

... Kekst CNC is working for Greenwich, CT-based Atlas Holdings as it acquires family-owned Foster Farms, which...

On the Move: MikeWorldWide Ups Naughton to Top Marketing/Development Post

Tue., Mar. 1, 2022

...strategy. Lyle was previously a vice president at Teneo, and he has worked at Kekst CNC and Ropes & Gray. He also served as a field organizer for president Obama’s...

Kekst CNC Works $2B Permian Basin Deal

Thu., Jan. 13, 2022

... Kekst CNC is handling the $1.9B merger of Desert Peak Minerals and Falcon Minerals to create...

On the Move: Goodman Media International Ups Mooney

Fri., Jan. 7, 2022

...at Abernathy MacGregor. Before that, Crowe was head of intelligence, research and analysis at Kekst CNC and she was at Brunswick from 2008 to 2015 as director of the firm’s...

Kekst CNC Handles Peak Capitalís Pretzels Deal

Wed., Nov. 10, 2021

... Kekst CNC represents Peak Rock Capital as the Austin-based private equity firm sells its Pretzels Inc.,...

Sloane & Co. Handles Outerbridge's Fight with Comtech

Fri., Oct. 8, 2021

...dollars of incremental growth. Sloane & Co. has Dan Zacchei and Joe Germani working for Outerbridge. Kekst CNC ’s Nicholas Capuano represents Comtech. Stagwell owns Sloane & Co. Publicis Groupe is parent of Kekst...

C Street Corporate Advisory Launches

Tue., Sep. 14, 2021

...and Related Companies’ Hudson Yards development veteran; and communications director Maddie Sewani, a five-year Kekst CNC alum.  Based in New York, C Street will target public/private companies, law firms, investment banks, private...

Kekst CNC Books Ride on Swvl's SPAC

Wed., Jul. 28, 2021

... Kekst CNC is handling Dubai-based Swvl mass transit ride start-up as it goes public via a...

Publicis Records 17.1% Organic Growth in Q2

Thu., Jul. 22, 2021

...operating margin of 17 percent, barring “any major deterioration” surrounding the pandemic. Publicis owns MSL, Kekst CNC and Qorvis Communications....

Kekst CNC Handles EQTís $9.6B Deal†

Fri., Jun. 18, 2021

... Kekst CNC works EQT private equity firm’s $9.6B sale of its Aldevron plasma DNA unit to...

Kekst CNC Powers Riverstoneís $1.2B Battery SPAC†

Wed., Jun. 16, 2021

... Kekst CNC is handling Riverstone Holdings as it arranges a deal to take Solid Power Inc....

Rubenstein Handles Crisis at Gates's Investment Firm

Fri., May 28, 2021

...them effectively to guarantee a safe and a respectful workplace," said Giglio. He was a Kekst CNC partner, HL Strategic Solutions president, Estēe Lauder executive VP-global communications and Freud Communications COO...

Trump Organization Is in the Dumps on Reputation Front

Fri., May 14, 2021

...progress.  Americans are eager to get back to the office, according to a survey by Kekst CNC released May 12.  The survey found that nearly seven-in-ten respondents want more office than home...

Kekst CNC Works Extraction Oilís Merger

Mon., May 10, 2021

... Kekst CNC handles Extraction Oil & Gas as it combines with Bonanza Creek Energy in what...

Kekst CNC Vet Semer Shifts to Gasthalter & Co.

Thu., May 6, 2021

... Mark Semer Mark Semer, a 27-year veteran of Kekst CNC , has joined Gasthalter & Co. financial communications firm as managing director.  He exited the Publicis...

Kekst CNC Works Avantorís Ritter Deal

Mon., Apr. 12, 2021

... Kekst CNC is handling medical laboratory supplier Avantor Inc.’s $1.1B deal for Germany’s Ritter GMbH. Ritter makes...

Brunswick Group Coaches Coherent in Takeover War

Tue., Mar. 23, 2021

...Charlie Koons, Jonathan Doorley and Rebecca Kral working the Coherent business. MKS Instruments relies on Kekst CNC (Tom Davies and Jeremy Fielding. II-VI uses Sard Verbinnen & Co. (George Sard, Jared...

Kekst CNC Works Riverstone's Hyzon Deal

Tue., Feb. 9, 2021

... Kekst CNC handles Decarbonization Plus Acquisition, a blank check company sponsored by Riverstone Holdings, which has...

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