From M&A to IPOs, we help companies assess the environment, identify public obstacles and establish dialogue with key audiences that facilitates success. Our experts have overseen some of the largest deals in private equity history, brokered compromise with major non-profits and taken industry leaders public.
Large-scale corporate transactions such as IPOs, divestitures, and mergers and acquisitions provide unique opportunities to communicate strategic messages to key public audiences.
Companies undergoing major transactions face an array of internal and external challenges and opportunities. Customers, investors, the news media, public officials and special-interest groups can contribute to a highly visible and vocal stream of public commentary about the company’s business and its future, threatening to overwhelm and potentially derail discussions in the boardroom.
We are experts at helping companies meet the challenges of communications during a transaction. We specialize in helping those companies leverage opportunities to tell their stories by crafting consistent messages and identifying appropriate messengers. All of this allows companies to increase -- rather than expend -- reputation equity during a transaction.Our approach is to integrate our team into the transaction process, coordinating various functions and working alongside internal legal and public affairs teams to ensure that they are prepared to manage the company’s reputation through the close of the deal and beyond.