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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.

Finsbury Leads Advent's Run at UK Defense Giant

Fri, Jul. 26, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

CobhamFinsbury is handling Advent International's $5B bid for Cobham, UK defense & aerospace company, a deal that is expected to go under tough scrutiny by British regulators and politicos.

SKDKnick Joins Team of Ousted Nissan CEO

Tue, Jul. 23, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Carlos GhosnSKDKnickerbocker works to promote "reasonable bail and a fair trial" for ousted Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested in Tokyo in November for allegedly under-reporting millions of dollars of the automaker's income and using company funds for personal expenses.

Goldman Sachs Alum Rabbe Moves to Moody's

Tue, Jul. 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Lisa RabbeLisa Rabbe, who spent more than 18 years at Goldman Sachs and exited as head of government affairs for Europe, Middle East and Africa, has joined Moody's as chief government & PA officer.

Wells Fargo Banks on Cogent Strategies

Fri, Jul. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Kimberly FrittsWells Fargo has signed on Cogent Strategies, the firm launched by former Podesta Group CEO Kimberely Fritts, for additional Washington coverage.

FTI Consulting Blasts Off with Richard Branson

Tue, Jul. 9, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Virgin GalacticFTI Consulting is handling Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, space tourism entity, as it plans to go public as the world's first commercial "spaceline" company.

WPP Hooks Bain Capital on Kantar Deal

Tue, Jul. 2, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Bain CapitalBain Capital is negotiating to buy a majority stake in WPP's Kantar research arm, a transaction that is the linchpin of CEO Mark Read's transformation plan at the unwieldy ad/PR combine.

Brunswick Group Performs PR Magic for Merlin

Mon, Jul. 1, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

London EyeBrunswick Group is working for Merlin Entertainments as the owner of Legoland Resorts, The London Eye and Madame Tussauds wax museums agrees to a $7.6B takeover.

Communicating a SPAC Deal

Tue, Jun. 25, 2019

By Kevin McLaughlin

Kevin McLaughlinThough a Special Purpose Acquisition Company may be referred to as a type of Initial Public Offering,  financial communicators promoting a SPAC deal require a different PR playbook than an IPO team.

JCIR Helps Eldorado Conquer Caesars

Mon, Jun. 24, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

JEldoradoCIR investor relations shop is advising Eldorado Resorts as it offers $8.6B to acquire Caesars Entertainment to create the nation’s biggest gambling company.

Sitrick Helps Butterfly Catch Bolthouse

Thu, Jun. 20, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

BolthouseSitrick & Co. represents Los Angeles-based Butterfly private equity firm as it acquires Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup Co.