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ICR Handles French Tropicana Takeover

Tue, Aug. 3, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

TropicanaICR Inc. handles French private equity firm PAI Partners as it acquires a 61 percent stake in Tropicana and Naked Juice brands from PepsiCo for $3.3B.

FTI Consulting’s Richardson Shifts to ICI

Tue, Aug. 3, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Erica Elliott RichardsonErica Elliott Richardson, managing director at FTI Consulting, will join the Investment Company Institute as chief public communications officer on Aug. 16.

Joele Frank Helps Make Hippo a Public Company

Mon, Aug. 2, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

HippoJoele Frank represents Reinvent Technology Partners as the special purpose acquisition company completes a merger that results in Hippo Insurance Services becoming a public company with shares trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

Kekst CNC Books Ride on Swvl's SPAC

Wed, Jul. 28, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

SwvlKekst CNC is handling Dubai-based Swvl mass transit ride start-up as it goes public via a merger with Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital, an all-female-led SPAC.

IPG Records 22.5% Growth in Q2

Wed, Jul. 21, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Andy PolanskyInterpublic reported a 22.5 percent jump in Q2 $2.3B. The IPG DXTRA Group, which includes PR units, was up 15.1 percent.

JONESWORKS Books Wheels Up's SPAC 

Wed, Jul. 14, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

WheelsUpJONESWORKS is handling Wheels Up Experience Inc.’s flight to become a publicly-traded company via a SPAC deal ironed out with Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp.

Sard Verbinnen Works Limetree's Bankruptcy

Tue, Jul. 13, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Sard Verbinnen & Co. handles the bankruptcy of St. Croix-based Limetree Bay Refining, which has run afoul of US environmental regulators.

Sard Verbinnen Takes Planet Labs Public

Wed, Jul. 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Planet LabsSard Verbinnen & Co. is helping Planet Labs, which runs the largest fleet of Earth-imaging satellites, go public via a $2.8B merger with the dMY Technology Group IV blank check company.

ICR Rolls Strike as Bowlero Goes Public

Thu, Jul. 1, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

BowleroICR Inc. represents Isos Acquisition Corp. as the blank check company merges with Bowlero, the world’s largest owner of bowling centers, in a deal valued at $2.6B.

Blueshirt Handles Buzz for Buzzfeed’s SPAC

Fri, Jun. 25, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

BuzzFeedThe Blueshirt Group handles Buzzfeed as it plans to merge with 890 Fifth Avenue Partners blank check firm and become public in a deal valued at $1.5B.

Morgan Stanley Tells PR Wannabes to Get COVID Shots, Or Else

Thu, Jun. 24, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

MorganPR firms angling for a piece of Morgan Stanley’s business better have their pitch team drop by Walgreens for a COVID-19 shot before heading to the financial services giant’s 1585 Broadway headquarters... Trump Organization executives hire Hunter Biden's lawyer. How funny is that?... COVID-19 mints millionaires, widening the gap between the rich and everyone else.


MDC Reschedules Stagwell Merger Meeting

Wed, Jun. 23, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Mark PennMDC Partners today adjourned its June 22 special meeting of shareholders to vote on its combination with Mark Penn’s Stagwell Media LP until July 19.


Wed, Jun. 23, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Jose Antonio LlorenteLLYC plans to go public via a stock offering on the Spanish stock market, a transaction that is expected to raise about $12M.

One Nine Three Group Backs Krispy Kreme's IPO

Wed, Jun. 23, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Krispy KremeThe One Nine Three Group is handling Krispy Kreme as the doughnut chain, which aspires to be “the most loved sweet treat in the world,” plans to return to public ownership.