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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.

ICR Pumps Up Peloton's IPO

Wed, Aug. 28, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

PelotonICR Inc. is handling media surrounding New York-based Peloton Interactive’s $500M initial public offering.

DiClemente to Take Top ViacomCBS IR Post

Wed, Aug. 28, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Anthony DiClementeAnthony DiClemente has been named executive vice president, investor relations for ViacomCBS, effective upon closing of the deal to combine CBS and Viacom.

Blicksilver Gives AEís Columbia Deal a Heavy-Lift

Thu, Aug. 22, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Columbia HelicoptersBlicksilver PR is handling private equity firm AE Industrial Partners' deal to acquire Oregon’s Columbia Helicopters, makers of heavy-lift Chinook helicopters used in defense, firefighting and mining.

Joele Frank Tosses Deal Dice for Empire Resorts

Tue, Aug. 20, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Empire ResortsJoele Frank is guiding Empire Resorts as it agrees to be acquired by majority owner Kien Huat Realty and Genting Malaysia, global gambling operation.

The Power of Financial Content

Wed, Aug. 14, 2019

By Alex Stanton

Alex StantonThree keys to unlocking a content marketing program for financial services clients. (1 reader comment)

Joele Frank Shops at Barneys

Mon, Aug. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

BarneysJoele Frank is handling the bankruptcy of Barneys New York, the luxury retailer that fell victim to the changing shopping environment and high rents relative to market demand.

The Cost of Being 'Woke'

Mon, Aug. 12, 2019

By Andrew Healy

Andrew HealyBrands have begun taking stances on social issues and adopting purpose-driven communications in an effort to forge stronger emotional bonds with consumers, but this practice carries its own risk.

Aug. Mag Focuses on Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR

Tue, Aug. 6, 2019

By John O'Dwyer

O'Dwyer's Aug. '19 Financial PR/IR & Prof. Svcs. PR MagazineOur annual issue on financial PR/IR and professional services PR features articles from leading thought leaders plus profiles of 41 firms with expertise in these specialties.

Fintech 2.0: Wall Street and Silicon Valley Face Off

Mon, Aug. 5, 2019

By Julia Bloch Mellon

Julia Block MellonAs competition heats up among tech giants, a question arises: how will fintech startups, Big Tech and traditional financial services companies carve out share of wallet? And how will the marketing mix rebalance in a world where Goldman could go head-to-head with Google?

Stanton Supports Affordable Housing, Health Fund

Thu, Aug. 1, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

LIIFStanton supported the Low Income Investment Fund's successful closing of a $100M “sustainable bonds” offering, which will support community development projects across the US.

Hiltzik Strategies Handles J.D. Power Deal

Wed, Jul. 31, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

HiltzikHiltzik Strategies represents private equity firm Thoma Bravo as it acquires J.D. Power, car-ratings/market analytics company, from China’s XIO Group for $1.8B.

London Stock Exchange Invests in Teneo

Mon, Jul. 29, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

London Stock ExchangeTeneo is handling the London Stock Exchange Group as it negotiates a massive $27B (including debt) deal to acquire Refinitiv financial data provider from a consortium led by Blackstone Group.