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Brunswick Reps JLT in Marsh & McClellan Deal

Tue, Sep. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dan GlaserBrunswick Group handles PR for UK's Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group, which has agreed to be acquired by Marsh & McClellan Cos., New York-based insurance broker/risk management giant, in a deal valued at $5.6B in cash considerations.

Brunswick Snags Deogun, CNBC, WSJ Vet

Fri, Sep. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Nik DeogunBrunswick Group has named Nik Deogun, CNBC and Wall Street Journal veteran, CEO of the Americas and senior partner effective Oct. 1.

WPP Revenues Tumble as North America Lags

Tue, Sep. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Andrew ScottWPP's reported revenues slipped four percent to $4.6B during the first-quarter though like-for-like performance inched ahead 0.8 percent.

Driving Employee Engagement in M&A Transactions

Thu, Aug. 23, 2018

By Matt Sullivan

Matt SullivanWhen it comes to employee morale and productivity, few things have a bigger impact than a merger or acquisition announcement, especially if communicated ineffectively.

Kekst Works Avista's Wound Care Deal

Tue, Aug. 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

OrganogenesisKekst & Co is handling Avista Capital Markets private equity firm's merger of a "blank check company" with Organogenesis Inc. advanced wound care and sports medicine operation.

Trump Wants to Drop Q1, Q3 Reports

Fri, Aug. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpPresident Trump today proposed via Twitter cutting the quarterly financial reporting requirement to a semi-annual basis, a move that would slice into the revenue streams of financial PR firms. (1 reader comment)

The Growing Case for Content

Fri, Aug. 17, 2018

By Editorial Staff

Ken MacFadyenIn a Q&A discussion, BackBay Communications Head of Content Ken MacFadyen discussed the catalysts driving content-marketing strategies in financial services. (1 reader comment)

AI-Powered Journalism Means Change for Financial PR

Tue, Aug. 14, 2018

By Dan Simon

Dan SimonThe rise of artificial intelligence-driven applications in newsrooms has presented an uncertain future for public relations firms that sell media relations as a core service, particularly for professionals who practice in the finance world, where reporting developed by automation platforms has gained noted traction in recent years.

Brand-New Currency

Mon, Aug. 13, 2018

By Katrin Lieberwirth

Katrin LieberwirthFinancial services companies grapple with moving their business and corporate culture to a digital-first strategy.

Kekst Backs Peak's TNT Take-Out from Tyson Foods

Fri, Aug. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

TNT CrustKekst & Co. represents Peak Rock Capital's acquisition of TNT Crust  from Tyson Foods, a deal that marks the seventh recent food/beverage deal for the Austin-based private equity firm.

Joele Frank Takes D&B Private

Thu, Aug. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Thomas ManningJoele Frank is handling Dun & Bradstreet’s $7B deal to go private via a transaction bankrolled by an investment group of Thomas Lee Partners, CC Capital and Cannae Holdings.

Profile Advisors Reps Puerto Rico Debt Deal

Thu, Aug. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Rich MyersProfile Advisors works the big Puerto Rico financial restructuring deal that is hailed by Governor Ricardo Rossello as 'a significant step' in the bankrupt island's recovery.

Kekst Guides Australia Amcor's Deal for Bemis

Mon, Aug. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

BemisKekst & Co. is working with Australia’s Amcor Ltd. as it announced today a $6.8B stock deal to acquire consumer packaging rival Bemis Co. of Neenah, Wis.

United Natural Foods Taps Kekst for SuperValu Deal

Tue, Jul. 31, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

UNFIUnited Natural Foods Inc. is using Kekst & Co. for its $2.9B cash deal, plus the assumption of debt, for SuperValu, grocery wholesaler and retailer with $14B in annual revenues.

FTI Consulting's PR Group Posts 24% 2Q Gain

Thu, Jul. 26, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

StevenGunbyFTI Consulting's strategic communications group posted a 24.3 rise in 2Q revenues to $57.5M due to pick up in project and retainer-based work.

Grayling Slows Huntworth’s H1 Growth

Wed, Jul. 25, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Paul TaaffeHuntsworth’s Grayling-led PR group reported a 5.4 percent drop to $47.2M in first-half revenues as CEO Paul Taaffe dumped unprofitable client contracts to get it back on track.

Private Equity Firms Step Up PR Efforts

Fri, Jul. 13, 2018

By Steve Barnes

BackBayPrivate equity firms are stepping up their external communications by pushing videos and thought leadership content, according to a report from BackBay Communications.