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Accenture’s Droga5 Acquisition: A Game Changer?

Mon, Apr. 22, 2019

By Rick Gould

Rick GouldAccenture’s acquisition of ad agency Droga5 may represent a new competitive threat for PR firms, but could also be a positive merger opportunity for agencies, particularly those with digital capabilities or aspirations.

AbMac Works $28B SunTrust Deal

Thu, Feb. 7, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Tom JohnsonAbernathy MacGregor CEO Tom Johnson is advising Atlanta’s SunTrust Banks, which today agreed to a $28B acquisition by BB&T Corp. of Winston-Salem. Deal called "pivotal" for the banking industry.

Imre Acquires JMPR

Thu, Oct. 4, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Dave Imreimre has acquired Los Angeles-based JMPR, which specializes in the luxury, lifestyle and transportation industries.

Midsized Firms Boast Highest Profitability

Mon, Jul. 9, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Gould+PartnersPR firms accounting for between $10 and $25 million in net revenues reported higher profitability than agencies of larger or smaller size, according to a Gould+Partners survey.

Adding Value with In-House Digital Capabilities

Wed, Oct. 4, 2017

By Rich Jachetti

Rich Jachetti Making digital capabilities a core part of your in-house service offerings is imperative when planning for future growth and increasing agency value in a competitive market. (2 reader comments)

Venture Capital and Public Relations: A Perfect Union

Thu, Sep. 14, 2017

By Todd Barrish

Todd Barrish PR firms have begun strategically targeting the venture capital community in an effort to drum up additional new business. But this competitive market makes the process of choosing a VC difficult. (1 reader comment)

Kekst Works Two EQT Transactions

Wed, Jul. 12, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

EQT PartnersKekst advised private equity group EQT Partners on its acquisition of pharmaceutical services firm Certara and the acquisition of the Port of Los Angeles' Global Gateway South.

Mergermarket Rebrands as Acuris

Tue, Jul. 11, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

AcurisFinancial media company Mergermarket Group has relaunched under a new brand name, Acuris.

How Should PR Firms Plan for the End Game?

Tue, May 16, 2017

By Rick Gould

Rick GouldPR M&As were a topic of discussion at the recent Counselors Academy Spring Conference 2017, which took place in Seattle and drew 180 PR firm owners and C-level executives.

Lipin Leaves Brunswick Group

Mon, Apr. 17, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Steven Lipin Brunswick Group senior partner Steven Lipin announced his exit from the global M&A PR advisor after nearly 16 years.

What PR Firm Buyers Want to Know

Tue, Apr. 4, 2017

By Rick Gould

Rick GouldAs the public relations M&A market continues to percolate with additional transactions, more potential suitors are now eyeing PR firms that can bolster their portfolio and deepen their bench. (1 reader comment)

M&A Communications Require TLC

Fri, Jan. 27, 2017

By Mandy Arnold

Mandy Arnold Mergers and acquisitions continue to be a strategy for companies to gain market share, acquire talent and expand offerings. For the decision-makers behind the scenes, however, it’s important to plan an effective communications strategy to guide the organization through planned change.

WordWrite Takes Over Jampole

Tue, Dec. 27, 2016

By Editorial Staff

Paul FurigaWordWrite Comms. president and CEO Paul Furiga estimates his agency’s revenue will increase by 25 percent with the acquisition of Jampole Comms.