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Kekst CNC

Kekst CNC

U.S. Headquarters: 437 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022

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:

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...

Office Depot Nixes Staples' $2B Bid

Wed., Jan. 20, 2021

... Kekst CNC is advising Office Depot as it rejects a $2.1B unsolicited offer from Staples’ owner...

Joele Frank, SardVerb Top Mergermarket Rankings

Wed., Jan. 20, 2021

...the global deal value list also included Sard Verbinnen (#2), Brunswick Group (#3) and Kekst CNC (#5). When measured by global deal count, Finsbury Glover Hering (#3), Joele Frank (#4)...

Brunswick Group Vet Sheehan Shifts to Kekst CNC's ESG Unit

Thu., Dec. 17, 2020

... Meghan Sheehan Meghan Sheehan, a director in Brunswick Group’s business & society offering, has joined Kekst CNC ’s environment, social and governance and sustainability practice. Prior to Brunswick, Sheehan was head of programs...

Kekst CNC Works Riverstone's $2.7B IMTT Deal

Mon., Nov. 9, 2020

... Kekst CNC is handling Riverstone Holdings' $2.7B deal to acquire International-Matex Tank Terminals from Macquarie Infrastructure...

Morgan Returns to Kekst CNC

Wed., Oct. 28, 2020

... Jonathan Morgan Jonathan Morgan, who exited Kekst CNC in 2006 to launch Perry Street Communications strategic PR shop, has returned to the...

Giglio Exits Kekst CNC for Rubenstein Rebound

Thu., Oct. 22, 2020

... Chris Giglio Chris Giglio, who joined Kekst CNC in January, is rejoining Rubenstein on Nov. 2 as managing director. From 2005 to 2007,...

Publicis Posts 9.2% Drop in Q3 Revenues

Fri., Oct. 16, 2020

...current resurgence of COVID-19 and the restrictions imposed by governments to contain it. Publicis owns Kekst CNC , Qorvis Communications and MSL....

Kekst CNC Guides Biggest 'Blank Check' Deal

Thu., Sep. 24, 2020

... Kekst CNC advised United Wholesale Mortgage as it becomes a public company via the biggest special...

Kekst CNC's Deveny Moves to Teneo

Tue., Sep. 22, 2020

... Kathy Deveny Kathy Deveny, who headed Kekst CNC 's media and presentation training unit, has joined Teneo as a senior managing director. In a...

Kekst CNC Works Biggest Semiconductor Deal

Mon., Sep. 14, 2020

... Kekst CNC is working Japan's Softbank Group's $40B stock and cash deal to merge its UK-based...

Kekst CNC Closes Out Century 21 Stores

Thu., Sep. 10, 2020

... Kekst CNC handles Century 21 Stores, which bills itself as a New York icon and pioneer...

MergerMarket Crowns Finsbury Deal King

Wed., Jul. 15, 2020

...Group at #3 (down 77 percent), Sard Verbinnen at #4 (down 86.2 percent) and Kekst CNC at #5 (down 86.6 percent). In the U.S., FSHG was joined in the top...

Brunswick Group, Ripp Media, SVC, Trident DMG Star in Chambers' Rankings

Fri., Jun. 26, 2020

...are this year’s Band 2 firms. Band 3 consists of Edelman, Infinite Global and Kekst CNC ; Band 4 includes KARV Communications, Levick, Reevemark and The Levinson Group; and the firms...

Kekst CNC Guides Sony Financial's Return to Sony

Thu., May 28, 2020

... Kekst CNC handled Sony Financial Holdings' return to Sony Corp full ownership this month, 13 years...

Kekst CNC Blasts Off Intelsat Bankruptcy

Fri., May 15, 2020

... Kekst CNC is guiding the bankruptcy of Intelsat, the debt-burdened operator of the world's biggest commercial...

Kekst CNC Rolls Dice for Casino Deals

Mon., Apr. 27, 2020

... Kekst CNC is handling Twin River Worldwide Holdings' $180M deals to buy gambling casinos from Eldorado...

On the Move: Kekst CNC Adds Johnson, Lubbock in London

Tue., Apr. 14, 2020

... James Johnson Tom Lubbock Kekst CNC has added James Johnson and Tom Lubbock as senior advisers on its market research...

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