Josh Hochberg

Josh Hochberg

Josh combines his background in finance, capital markets, public policy, and corporate orientation to develop and lead integrated communications campaigns and investor relations programs.

Josh has extensive expertise advising C-suite executives and boards of directors on communications during sensitive situations, including IPOs, contested and friendly M&As, spin-offs, restructurings, bankruptcies, shareholder issues, shareholder activism and other corporate crises. Example work includes:

  • Activism/Short Defense: Argo and Voce Capital, W.R. Grace and 40 North Management, E.W. Scripps and GAMCO; Macquarie Korea Asset Management and Platform Partners; MDC Partners and Gotham City; Diamond Resorts and FrontFour Capital; Ascent Capital and GAMCO; Eros International and Knight Assets; Eros International and GeoInvesting; Elliott Management and Hess Corp.; Gaylord Entertainment and TRT Holdings; Ryman Hospitality and GAMCO; Higher One and Brave Warrior; and numerous behind-the-scenes preparedness and corporate defense assignments against activists for companies in the TMT, gaming, hospitality and consumer industries.
  • Corporate Issues: Nordstrom Inc.; YRC Worldwide; GE Aviation; Philips reorganization; Kerzner International ownership transition; One&Only hurricane response; Opryland flood; EveryWare Global bankruptcy and shareholder litigation; RHI Entertainment pre-packaged reorganization; TiVo and DISH patent litigation; GM Bondholders and GM’s reorganization plan; BearingPoint bankruptcy; Graham Packaging reorganization; Neff Corp. reorganization.
  • Transactions: Synchrony Financial/Pets Best; Two Sigma investments; ScottsMiracle-Gro/Sunlight Supply; Diamond/Apollo, TiVo/Rovi, Tribune Media/Real Estate transactions; MultiPlan/Hellman & Friedman/Starr/Carlyle, Ascent Capital/MONI, Shutterstock/Flashstock, Starz/Lionsgate, Gaylord/Marriott, Tenaska/US Powergen; Primedia/TPG Capital; Diamond Resorts/Pacific Monarch/Intrawest; Ascent Media/Deluxe Entertainment; Ascent Media/Monitronics; Neff/Lightyear Capital.
  • Leadership Transitions: Seaworld CEO transition; Immunomedics CEO transition; Diamond Resorts Board changes; Philips Healthcare CEO transition; TiVo CFO transition; Gaylord Entertainment leadership changes; AgroFresh CEO and CFO transitions.
  • IPOs/Spinoffs: Liberty Media/Starz; Cablevision/AMC Networks; Stonegate Mortgage; Diamond Resorts; Eros International; Resolute Energy; LG Display; EveryWare Global; Boise Paper; Fortis Inc.; RHI Entertainment; Hughes Telematics; Ascent Media.

Josh joined Edelman after more than 13 years at Sloane & Company, where he was a Managing Director and head of the capital markets and investor relations practice. Prior to joining Sloane & Company, Josh was a founding partner of Vistance Group, a boutique corporate communications firm, and a senior member of Fleishman Hillard’s corporate communications practice.

Josh graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis.