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Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Successful transactions require well-planned communications that favorably position a deal and build trust with a company’s shareholders, employees, the financial community, key commentators and important public audiences. We bring thoughtful planning, extensive transaction experience and fresh ideas to help our clients effectively manage transaction communications and generate support for their deal.

We advise on all varieties of transactions including:

  • Friendly mergers and acquisitions
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Leveraged-buyouts and going private transactions
  • Divestitures
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Unsolicited offers and defenses

We work hand-in-hand with our client’s financial and legal advisors as well as in–house public relations, investor relations and human resources teams to deliver seamless execution throughout each stage of the transaction.

Our role begins with strategic counsel and message development, communications and media planning. We help craft communications materials for a full range of potential audiences – investors, financial analysts, employees, the media, customers, business partners, regulators, unions and local communities. We build transaction websites, develop and implement social media strategies and manage announcement-day logistics including media relations.

Thanks to our position in a full-service global agency, we can offer our clients a broad range of services and support to help achieve successful outcomes. We can tap our company’s industry knowledge and international experience, add the services of other practices and leverage Edelman’s geographic scope and scale.

Integrated Communications for M&A Transactions:

Edelman brings a full suite of communications services to support the transaction narrative and ensure audiences are informed in a clear and compelling way.

Employee Engagement & Change Management
Edelman’s Employee Engagement team helps clients address employee interests and empower on-the-ground managers to ensure employees stay motivated and deliver for customers and shareholders during crucial periods of change and transition.

Digital Communications
Edelman Digital is the largest social media agency in the world. Our Digital team shows clients how to harness online platforms to reach their audiences and give added support to transaction announcements.

Public Affairs
With over 250 public affairs specialists in Washington D.C. and New York , Edelman’s Public Affairs team develops tailored campaigns including cultivating third parties that positively influence politicians, regulators, decisions makers and other opinion leaders.

For more information, please contact:

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 Lex Suvanto | Rich Myers  Jeff Zilka John Kiely Alex Simmons  Deborah Hayden
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