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Last Updated: Wed., Jan. 19, 2022 @ 5:26 pm

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Bonobos CEO Exits for TIAA Comms Post.

Wed, Jan. 19, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Micky OnvuralMicky Onvural, who was CEO of the online menswear company Bonobos, will join TIAA on Jan. 24 as chief marketing and communications officer.

Kekst CNC Works $2B Permian Basin Deal

Thu, Jan. 13, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

Desert Peak Minerals and Falcon MineralsKekst CNC is handling the $1.9B merger of Desert Peak Minerals and Falcon Minerals to create a company with an extensive footprint in Texas’ petroleum-rich Permian Basin.

ICR Heats Up Blackstone's Go-Public Deal

Fri, Dec. 24, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

BlackstoneICR Inc. handles Blackstone Products, which commands 80 percent of the outdoor griddle market, as it plans to go public via a SPAC deal worth $900M.

Brunswick Group Tailors Zegna's NYSE Debut

Mon, Dec. 20, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

ZegnaBrunswick Group handles media for Italian luxury brand Zegna as it debuted on the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 20 via a SPAC deal with European private equity group Investindustrial.

Teneo’s Hotmire Shifts to FGH/SVC

Wed, Dec. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Erik HotmireErik Hotmire, senior managing director at Teneo, has joined the Finsbury Glover Hering/Sard Verbinnen & Co combination as managing director.

ICR Walks Investment/Media Beats for Footprint

Wed, Dec. 15, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

FootprintICR Inc. represents Footprint, the material sciences company that has developed plant-based materials to replace plastic packaging, as it plans to go public via a merger with Gores Holding VIII SPAC in a transaction valued at $1.6B.

Sard Verbinnen Shores Up Lee Enterprises

Fri, Dec. 10, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

LeeSard Verbinnen & Co. handles Lee Enterprises as it rejects a $141M takeover bid from Alden Global Capital, which has earned a reputation for squeezing its newspaper holdings.

FTI Counters FCA Employee Revolt

Tue, Dec. 7, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

FCALondon’s Financial Conduct Authority has called in FTI Consulting for $625K-plus in internal communications work related to a staff uprising over pay cuts.

ICR Handles Manscaped's SPAC Deal

Tue, Nov. 23, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

ManscapedICR Inc. handles Manscaped, which takes credit for creating the below-the-waist grooming category for men, as it plans to go public via a merger with Bright Lights Acquisition Corp. SPAC that is valued in the $1B range.

Stanton, FGH, SVC Work $17B Athenahealth Deal

Mon, Nov. 22, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

AthenaHealthStanton client Bain Capital and Finsbury Glover Hering’s Hellman & Friedman are acquiring Athenahealth Partners, a cloud-based software company, from Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital for $17B, which is one of the biggest leveraged buyouts of the year.

Joele Frank Helps Southwest Gas Fend Off Icahn

Wed, Nov. 17, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Southwest GasJoele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher represents Southwest Gas Holdings as the Las Vegas-based company seeks to fend off a takeover bid by corporate raider Carl Icahn.

Gladstone Place Handles $1.2B Beauty Co SPAC

Tue, Nov. 16, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

WaldencastGladstone Place Partners is handling the $1.2B three-way business combination of Obagi advanced skin care company, Milk Makeup vegan brand and Waldencast Acquisition Corp. SPAC to create a global beauty and wellness platform.

Trailrunner, ICR, MKA Work Black Rifle Coffee's SPAC

Tue, Nov. 2, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Black RifleTrailrunner International, ICR Inc. and MKA Communications are handling the SPAC deal that will take Black Rifle Coffee Co. public via a deal valued at $1.7B. BRC to revamp as PBC to help vets.

Gagnier Punches SeatGeek's SPAC Ticket

Wed, Oct. 13, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Seat GeekGagnier Communications handles SeatGeek, online live entertainment ticketing company, as it goes public via a $1.4B SPAC merger with RedBall Acquisition.

Sloane & Co. Handles Outerbridge's Fight with Comtech

Fri, Oct. 8, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

Outerbridge Capital Management & ComtechSloane & Co. handles Outerbridge Capital Management as the New York investment firm wages a proxy fight against Comtech Telecommunications due to the wireless company’s “uninspiring results.”

Edelman Powers Fluence's IPO

Wed, Sep. 29, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

FluenceEdelman handles Fluence, clean energy storage technology company, as it files an S-1 statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ahead of its initial public stock offering.