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Next Practices Group Invests in Bliss

Wed, Jan. 13, 2021

By Steve Barnes

Bob PearsonThe Next Practices Group has invested in Bliss Integrated Communication, with the firm being renamed The Bliss Group.

Finsbury Works Thoma Bravo’s $10B RealPage Deal

Mon, Dec. 21, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

RealPageFinsbury handles private equity firm Thoma Bravo’s $10.2B deal to acquire RealPage Inc. a real estate software/data analytics company, in one of the biggest leveraged buyouts of the year.

Wells Fargo’s Adams Joins Finsbury Glover Hering

Thu, Dec. 10, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Vickee Jordan AdamsFinsbury has hired Vickee Jordan Adams, Wells Fargo’s senior VP, consumer banking, stakeholder relations. She'll join the firm next month when it is part of Finsbury Glover Hering.

Ariel Invests in Edelman's Patrick

Thu, Dec. 10, 2020

By Steve Barnes

Arielle PatrickEdelman executive VP Arielle Patrick has moved to Ariel Investments, where she will be chief communications officer.

Joele Frank Delivers Foot Locker's 'Poison Pill'

Wed, Dec. 9, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Foot LockerJoele Frank handles Foot Locker’s “poison pill” plan announced Dec. 8 following disclosure that Vesa Equity Investment, the firm of Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky, hiked its stake in the sneaker retailer.

IR/Pharma Vet Howarth Takes MiMedx Post

Tue, Dec. 8, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jack HowarthJack Howarth, a veteran financial and pharmaceutical PR executive, has joined MiMedx Group as senior VP-investor relations.

Gasthalter Powers Engine No. 1’s Drive at ExxonMobil

Mon, Dec. 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

EngineGasthalter & Co. is working with Engine No. 1 LLC, as the newly formed investment firm has launched a proxy fight at ExxonMobil to pressure it to “implement a strategic plan for sustainable value creation.”

S&P Counts on Joele Frank in $44B IHS Deal

Mon, Nov. 30, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

S&P Global & IHS MarkitS&P Global is using Joele Frank to field inquiries surrounding its $44B deal to merge with London’s IHS Markit to create financial data and information giant to compete with market leader, Bloomberg.

Edelman, Prosek Work Wealth Manager Deal

Wed, Nov. 25, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Daniel PintoEdelman Smithfield and Prosek Partners are working the Stanhope Capital and FWM Holdings merger to create one of the world’s biggest independent wealth management firms, with assets of more than $24B.

Brunswick Group Helps Kind Land on Mars

Tue, Nov. 17, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

MarsBrunswick Group represents Kind North America, which is positioned as the health snacking leader, as it agrees to be acquired by candy giant Mars Inc. in an estimated $5B deal.

Fidelity Ranks as Top Financial Firm Communicator

Fri, Nov. 13, 2020

By Steve Barnes

PeregrineFidelity Investments is the global asset management firm with the most effective integrated marketing and communications activities, according to a new study from Peregrine Communications.

Sloane Helps Revlon Stave Off Bankruptcy

Thu, Nov. 12, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

RevlonSloane & Co. is handling Revlon’s financial restructuring, a bond exchange that the Wall Street Journal says could help it avoid Chapter 11.

Joele Frank Winds Down Pet Valu

Wed, Nov. 4, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

PetValuJoele Frank handles Pet Valu Inc. as the specialty pet food and supplies retailer announced Nov. 4 that it is closing its 358 stores and warehouses in the Northeast and Midwest due to the negative impact of COVID-19.

MDC's Q3 Revenues Crash 17.3%

Fri, Oct. 30, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mark PennMDC Partners CEO Mark Penn reports Q3 revenues plummeted 17.3 percent to $283.4M due to a “significant but reduced drag of the COVID-19 pandemic."

FTI’s PR Revenues Drop 11.8%

Thu, Oct. 29, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mark McCallFTI Consulting's strategic communications business posted an 11.8 percent drop to $52.9M in Q3 revenues compared to its year-ago record performance as COVID-19 takes a toll on corporate reputation work, M&A activity and large-scale project work.