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Edelman Suits Up Brooks Brothers Chapter 11

Fri, Jul. 10, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Brooks BrothersEdelman is handling the Brooks Brothers bankruptcy as America's oldest apparel company falls to the casualization of corporate attire and pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. (1 reader comment)

Sard Verbinnen Serves Up NPC Bankruptcy

Wed, Jul. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

NPCSard Verbinnen & Co. is handling the Chapter 11 filing of NPC International, the nation's biggest Pizza Hut and Wendy's franchisee, as it struggles with changing consumer dining preferences, rising labor/commodities costs and heavy debt.

FTI Feeds Comeback Tips to Chuck E. Cheese

Mon, Jun. 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Chuck E. CheeseFTI Consulting is handling the bankruptcy of the Chuck E. Cheese, chain of pizza-based children's entertainment centers, which is blaming the COVID-19 pandemic for its financial woes and Chapter 11 filing.

Reevemark Advises Chesapeake Energy on Chapter 11

Mon, Jun. 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Chesapeake EnergyReevemark is handling the much-anticipated Chapter 11 filing of shale pioneer Chesapeake Energy, which collapsed due to a heavy debt load, weak oil prices and financial pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Willis Slides into CMO Slot at TIAA

Thu, Jun. 25, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Marty wFinancial services giant TIAA has named Martha "Marty" Willis chief marketing officer, where she will oversee brand and corporate communications. 

FTI Whips 24 Hour Fitness into Financial Shape

Wed, Jun. 17, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

24 hour fitnessFTI Consulting is handling the restructuring of 24 Hour Fitness as the chain of gyms blames the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for triggering Chapter 11.

Reevemark Reps Simon Property as it Ends Merger Deal

Tue, Jun. 16, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

SimonReevemark represents Simon Property Group, which has terminated its $3.6B deal to acquire Taubman Group because of the alleged failure of the mall operator to take action to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joele Frank Delivers GrubHub Merger

Fri, Jun. 12, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

GrubHubJoele Frank works for Grubhub as it merges with Netherlands-based Just Eat Takeaway to create the world's biggest online food delivery service outside China.

Gasthalter Reps Bow St. in Proxy Win at Mack-Cali

Thu, Jun. 11, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jonathan GasthalterGasthalter & Co. guided Bow Street as the investment firm notched a proxy fight win at Mack-Cali Realty Corp, New York Stock Exchange-listed real estate investment trust.

Brunswick Group Put Zip in ZoomInfo IPO

Mon, Jun. 8, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

ZoominfoBrunswick Group handled the initial public offering of ZoomInfo Technologies, which raised nearly $1B to rank as the biggest tech stock offering of the year.

Reevemark Helps Gulfport Fend Over Activist Threat

Fri, Jun. 5, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

GulfportReevemark advised Gulfport Energy during its 18-month tussle with activist investor Firefly Value Partners, owner of a 13.1 percent stake in the Oklahoma City-based oil and natural gas company.

Joele Frank Handles Libbey Inc. Reorg

Tue, Jun. 2, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

LibbeyJoele Frank is handling the Chapter 11 filing of Libbey Inc., one of the world's largest glass tableware manufacturers, which is blaming COVID-19 for the need to restructure.

JDE Peet's Counts on 193 Group

Fri, May 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

PeetsThe One Nine Three Group handled the IPO of JDE Peet's, the world's No. 1 pure-play coffee company based on revenues, which raised $2.5B in one of the biggest stock offerings of 2020.

Edelman Works Tuesday Morning Bankruptcy

Wed, May 27, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Tuesday MorningEdelman is handling the Chapter 11 filing of Tuesday Morning, Dallas-based off-price retailer, that is restructuring due to the "insurmountable financial hurdle" triggered by the forced prolonged closure of its stores due to COVID-19.

Sard Verbinnen Alum Jumps in Silver Lake

Tue, May 19, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Matthew BensonMatthew Benson, a 20-year veteran at Sard Verbinnen & Co., has joined Silver Lake technology investment firm as managing director & head of communications.

Joele Frank Works Penney's Closeout

Mon, May 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

PenneyJoele Frank is working the bankruptcy filing of J.C. Penney as the 118-year-old retailer blames the COVID-19 pandemic for spurring an accelerated financial restructuring program.

Kekst CNC Blasts Off Intelsat Bankruptcy

Fri, May 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

IntelsatKekst CNC is guiding the bankruptcy of Intelsat, the debt-burdened owner of one of the world's biggest commercial satellite networks, as it positions for the federal government's auction of the airwaves for use in 5G networks.

Joele Frank Pilots Avianca's Bankruptcy

Tue, May 12, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

AviancaJoele Frank is handling US media for Avianca, Latin America's third-biggest airline, which filed for Chapter 11 due to the "unforeseeable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic." (1 reader comment)

Edelman Works Neiman Marcus Bankruptcy

Thu, May 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Neiman MarcusEdelman is handling the Chapter 11 filing of Neiman Marcus Group, the debt-burdened luxury retailer that is blaming the COVID-19 crisis for the need to restructure its finances.

FTI Positions for Post-COVID-19 Era

Tue, May 5, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Susan DonofrioFTI Consulting has added Susan Donofrio, Angelo Thalassinos and Brian Waldman to its strategic communications unit to bolster its expertise in the airline and restructuring categories.

Investors Hunger for COVID-19 Recovery Plan News

Tue, May 5, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Richard DukasUS investors are seeking more forward-looking news related to the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically on how companies are planning to recover from the crisis, according to a survey conducted by Dukas Linden Public Relations.