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W2O’s Mattox Takes IR Job at Zimmer Biomet

Wed, Jan. 8, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Kerri MattoxKerri Mattox, who was global lead for integrated corporate communications at W2O Group, has joined Zimmer Biomet as senior VP/IR & chief communications officer, a new post.

Sard Verbinnen Directs Xperi/TiVo Merger

Thu, Dec. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Sard Verbinnen & Co. is handling the $3B merger of Xperi, audio, technology products company, with TiVo, video entertainment outfit.

Instinctif Handles Froneri’s Sweet Ice Cream Deal

Thu, Dec. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Haagen DazsLondon’s Instinctif Partners is handling Froneri’s $4B acquisition of Nestle USA’s ice cream business (Häagen-Dazs, Dreyer's, Edy's, Skinny Cow) to power its foray into the $10B American market.


Profile Advisors Joins PR Battle for Hudson’s Bay

Mon, Dec. 9, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Hudson;s Bay CompanyProfile Advisors represents Ortelius Advisors, which has filed a lawsuit to block the takeover of Hudson’s Bay Co., owner of Saks Fifth Ave, by a group led by its executive chairman Richard Baker.

Edelman Scores in Silver Lake's Manchester City Deal

Wed, Nov. 27, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

ManchesterEdelman is handling both ends of Silver Lake's $500M outlay for a 10 percent stake in City Football Group, parent of Britain's premium league champion Manchester City soccer club, an investment that gives CFG the world's richest valuation in sports.

Sloane & Co. Books eBay’s $4B StubHub Deal

Mon, Nov. 25, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

StubHubSloane & Co. is handling eBay’s $4B deal to sell StubHub to viagogo, the Geneva-based global online ticket platform for sports and entertainment events.

Edelman Guides Fat Tire Sale to Japan's Kirin

Wed, Nov. 20, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

New BegiumEdelman is handling New Belgium Brewing’s acquisition by Japan’s Kirin Holding Co. Ltd. The nation's No. 4 craft beer company has breweries in Fort Collins (CO) and Ashville (NC).

Joele Frank Works Dean Foods Chapter 11

Tue, Nov. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dean FoodsJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher is handling Dallas-based Dean Foods as the nation's largest milk processor declares Chapter 11 and negotiates a sale of its assets to the Dairy Farmers of America cooperative.

Sard Verbinnen Handled Virgin Galactic's NYSE 'Lift-Off'

Mon, Oct. 28, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Virgin GalacticSard Verbinnen & Co. handled investor relations for today’s New York Stock Exchange “lift-off” of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Holdings as it became the first publicly held space tourism company.

FTI's PR Group Posts 9% Q3 Gain

Thu, Oct. 24, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Mark McCallFTI Consulting's strategic communications unit posted 8.9 percent Q3 growth to $60M as it navigated a complex financial environment and political uncertainty. Operating income surged 20.2 percent to $11.3M.

Finsbury Guides Thoma Bravo's $4B Sophos Deal

Mon, Oct. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

SophosFinsbury is working Thoma Bravo investment firm’s $3.9B offer for Sophos Group, the UK-based cyber and network security software developer.

Brunswick Taps UK Treasury Vet

Mon, Sep. 23, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Duncan McCourtDuncan McCourt,  who worked in the UK Treasury as chief of staff to chancellor Phillip Hammond until July, is joining Brunswick Group on Sept. 30.

Joele Frank Gets Migraine Merger

Mon, Sep. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Alder BioPharmaceuticalsJoele Frank is handling media for Alder BioPharmaceuticals, which is focused on the development and commercialization of migraine treatments, in its $2B sale to Denmark’s Lundbeck.

Headland Heads Hong Kong Bid for London Exchange

Wed, Sep. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

London Stock ExchangeHeadland Consultancy is fronting Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.'s $37B bid to buy the London Stock Exchange, a transaction that it claims would create “a global market infrastructure leader.”

Nomura Americas' Chung Moves to Intermarket

Tue, Sep. 10, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Mary ChungMary Chung, who headed marketing, media relations and internal communications at Nomura Americas, has joined Intermarket, the New York-based financial PR specialist that is part of the UK's Lansons.

Pfizer Alum Boykin-Towns Joins SVC

Mon, Sep. 9, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Karen Boykin-TownsKaren Boykin-Towns, who was VP-corporate affairs for Pfizer’s $34B innovate medicines unit and is vice chairman of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, has joined Sard Verbinnen & Co. as senior counselor.