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Rubenstein Focuses on Apollo's Photo Deals

Tue, Jun. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

ShutterflyRubenstein Assocs. is working Apollo Global Management's $2.7B deal to acquire Shutterfly and Snapfish to forge a larger platform in the online photo services marketplace.

Joele Frank Works Opioid Makerís Chapter XI

Mon, Jun. 10, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

InsysJoele Frank shop is handling today’s bankruptcy filing of Insys Therapeutics, which agreed last month to pay a $225M federal settlement connected to the sales of its Subsys opioid drug.

Sard Verbinnen Drives Fiat Chryslerís Renault Bid

Thu, May 30, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Chrysler RenaultSard Verbinnen & Co. is handling US media duties for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ 50/50 merger offer to France’s Groupe Renault to create the world’s No. 3 automotive company, ahead of General Motors.

Rep. McCarthy CoS Joins Silver Lake

Thu, May 23, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Barret KarrBarrett Karr, chief of staff to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, will join Silver Lake Partners private equity firm next month.

MetLife, Morgan Stanley Alum Moves to Brunswick

Fri, May 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jeanmarie McFaddenJeanmarie McFadden, who was executive VP-chief communications officer at MetLife and global corporate affairs chief at Morgan Stanley, has joined Brunswick Group.

 

Joele Frank, ICR Perk Up Luckin Coffee IPO

Fri, May 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

JLuckinoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher and ICR Inc. handled the high-profile IPO of China's Luckin Coffee, which began trading today on the NASDAQ with an initial market valuation of about $4B.

Longview Pilots Onex's Westjet Takeover

Tue, May 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

WestjetLongview Communications & Public Affairs is guiding Onex Partners' $3.5B acquisition of Calgary-based Westjet, a deal that marks the largest-ever private equity takeover of an airline.

Kekst CNC, Stanton Work $14B Zayo Group Deal

Wed, May 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Zayo GroupKekst CNC and Stanton handle the $14.3B (cash/debt assumption) deal to acquire Zayo Group, Boulder, CO-based fiber network company, by investment firms EQT Partners and Digital Colony Partners.

JP Morgan's Cohen Moves to AbMac

Tue, Apr. 30, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Eileen CohenEileen Cohen, managing director of JP Morgan's asset management unit and chair of its North America governance committee, has joined Abernathy MacGregor as senior counselor.

Joele Frank Advises Anadarko in Takeover Tango

Mon, Apr. 29, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

AnadarkoJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is counseling Anadarko Petroleum Corp, which today reopened negotiations with Occidental Petroleum on its revised $38B takeover bid.

Omnicom's Q1 Revenues Slide 4.4%

Tue, Apr. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

OmincomOmnicom today reported a 4.4 percent slide in first-quarter revenues to $3.5B, slippage that CEO John Wren blames on negative foreign currency rate comparison and divestitures. The PR group drops 3.5 percent to $334M.

Goldman Sachs' Wells Goes to Prosek

Tue, Apr. 16, 2019

By Steve Barnes

David WellsProsek Partners has recruited David Wells, who was chief marketing and communications officer in Goldman Sachs' consumer and investment management division, as partner.

Wells Fargoís Ex-PR Chief Joins Zeno

Wed, Apr. 10, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Oscar SurisOscar Suris, the former PR chief at Wells Fargo who exited amid its fake accounts scandal, has joined Zeno Group as executive VP for corporate and crisis strategy.

 

Goldman Sachs' Farris Skips to Carlyle

Mon, Apr. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Leigh FarrisLeigh Farris, managing director/CEO communications at Goldman Sachs, will join Carlyle Group, the $216B assets investment giant, as global head of corporate communications later this spring.

ICR Handles Return of Chuck E. Cheese

Mon, Apr. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Chuck E. CheeseICR is handling the return of Chuck E. Cheese, pizza joint/playroom, to the public market via a reverse merger of its parent, CEC Entertainment, with Leo Holdings, a blank check company.

Joele Frank Plays Defense For GameStop

Mon, Apr. 1, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Game StopJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is working with GameStop as the troubled video game/consumer electronics retailer irons out a deal to ward off a proxy fight with Hestia Capital Partners and Permit Enterprise Capital Partners.

TIAA's Palmer Shifts to AIG

Mon, Apr. 1, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Betsy PalmerBetsy Palmer has joined American International Group, Inc. as senior vice president and chief marketing strategy, communications and industry leadership officer, AIG Life & Retirement.

Former NYPD Deputy Commissioner Joins Brunswick

Wed, Mar. 27, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

MIchael O'LooneyMichael O'Looney, a one-time New York Police Dept. deputy commissioner and WCBS-TV news reporter, is joining Brunswick Group on May 1. He will join from Elliott Management after stints at Barclays/Americas and Merrill Lynch.

Kekst CNC Gobbles Up Turkey Hill Deal

Fri, Mar. 22, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Turkey HillKekst CNC works with Peak Rock Capital as it acquires Turkey Hill line of ice cream, milk, iced tea and fruit drinks from $122B supermarket giant Kroger.