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Brunswick Books Takeover Target William Hill

Fri, Sep. 25, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

William HillBrunswick Group handles William Hill as the British bookmaker receives takeover offers from Apollo Global Management and Caesars Entertainment.

Kekst CNC Guides Biggest 'Blank Check' Deal

Thu, Sep. 24, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

UMWKekst CNC advised United Wholesale Mortgage as it becomes a public company via the biggest special purpose acquisition deal ever, with a market valuation of $16B.


Sloane & Co. Rises to Defense of Cubic

Wed, Sep. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

CubicSloane & Co. represents Cubic Corp. as the San Diego-based defense and transportation (fare collection/revenue management) systems company adopts a poison pill defense.

Kekst CNC's Deveny Moves to Teneo

Tue, Sep. 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Kathy DevenyKathy Deveny, who headed Kekst CNC's media and presentation training unit, has joined Teneo as a senior managing director. (1 reader comment)

Kekst CNC Works Biggest Semiconductor Deal

Mon, Sep. 14, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

nvidiaKekst CNC is working Japan's Softbank Group's $40B stock and cash deal to merge its UK-based Arm Limited unit into Nvidia Corp., a transaction the Wall Street Journal calls “one of the largest semiconductor takeovers ever.”


Kekst CNC Closes Out Century 21 Stores

Thu, Sep. 10, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Century 21Kekst CNC handles Century 21 Stores, which bills itself as a New York icon and pioneer of off-price retail, as it files for Chapter 11 and plans to close its 13 stores due to a dispute with its insurance companies. (2 reader comments)

Joele Frank Works Denbury's Financial Recovery

Thu, Sep. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

DenburyJoele Frank handles Denbury Resources oil & gas company as a Texas court approves its pre-packaged bankruptcy plan to restructure its balance sheet to eliminate $2.1B in debt. (2 reader comments)

Barclaysí Shinebourne Joins Finsbury

Wed, Sep. 2, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Justin ShinebourneJustin Shinebourne, who headed Barclays Investment Bank's European equity advisory service, has joined Finsbury's London office to build its advisory practice.

Teneo Grabs Goldin Associates

Wed, Aug. 26, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

GoldinTeneo acquires Goldin Assocs., the financial advisory founded by ex-NYC comptroller Jay Goldin. It has handled high-profile bankruptcies including Enron, Drexel Burnham Lambert and Bernie Madoff's firm.

Sard Verbinnen Drives Luminarís Deal

Tue, Aug. 25, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

LuminarSard Verbinnen & Co. handles Luminar Technologies as the leader in sensing systems for self-driving cars merges with special purpose acquisition company Gores Metropoulos to go public. 

How COVID-19 Changed the Fin. Marketing Playbook

Mon, Aug. 24, 2020

By Andrew Healy

Andrew HealyInternal communications has been overlooked for far too long at financial institutions, and it took a global pandemic for many to realize their internal team is the foundation for everything they do.

BPI's Hopkins Joins FTI Consulting

Fri, Aug. 21, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Cheyenne HopkinsCheyenne Hopkins, senior VP for PA strategy at the Bank Policy Institute, has joined FTI Consulting's strategic communications unit in Washington.

MacDougall Provides PR Momentum to Momenta

Wed, Aug. 19, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

MomentaMacDougall Biomedical Communications represents Cambridge-based Momenta Pharmaceuticals as it agrees to be acquired by Johnson & Johnson for $6.5B cash.

Why COVID-19 is Accelerating ESG Momentum

Tue, Aug. 18, 2020

By Bryan Armstrong, Zaineb Bokhari, Geoff Serednesky and Ben Herskowitz

FTI authors clockwise: Bryan Armstrong, Zaineb Bokhari, Ben Herskowitz & Geoff SeredneskyIn spite of this period of economic instability, momentum behind Environmental, Social and Governance is strengthening, particularly with respect to the social dimension of ESG.

Dubai Bank Relies on Edelman

Tue, Aug. 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mashreq BankEdelman is providing communications services to Mashreq Bank, one of the oldest financial services institutions in the United Arab Emirates.

2020: The Year of Brand Activism

Mon, Aug. 10, 2020

By Julia Bloch Mellon

Julia Bloch MellonBrands hold the power to affect societal change, by taking a stance and backing up their values through measurable action. As recent events have forced corporate leaders to self-reflect, however, some well-intentioned brands have resorted to “performative activism”—showing that empty words can risk brand credibility. How can PR pros help companies responsibly take a stand?

Building Confidence Amid the Pandemic

Thu, Aug. 6, 2020

By Alex Stanton

Alex StantonWhy financial services firms should pay careful attention to the needs of furloughed employees. (2 reader comments)

Gagnier, Principal Comms. Work RedBird's XFL Deal

Tue, Aug. 4, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

XFLGagnier Communications and Principal Communications Group represent RedBird Capital Partners as it teams with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his business partner Dany Garcia to buy the bankrupt XFL for $15M.