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Joele Frank Ranked First in M&A League Tables For Third Straight Year
In 2015, for the third consecutive year, Joele Frank was ranked #1 in the M&A league tables among PR Firms in number of deals by Corporate Control Alert. In addition to the CCA league tables, in 2015 Joele Frank also ranked first among M&A communications advisors in the U.S. according to data produced by Mergermarket.
Joele Frank Again Ranked in Top 10 on The Observer’s “2015 PR Power 50”
For the second straight year, The Observer has named Joele Frank as one of the top 10 most influential PR firms in New York. The Observer’s PR Power 50 list recognizes firms that are “transforming public relations into the most powerful engine in the great media-communications complex.”
Joele Frank Inducted to PRWeek Hall of Fame
Joele Frank, a founder and managing partner of our firm, has been inducted to the PRWeek Hall of Fame. PRWeek established the Hall of Fame in 2013 to recognize individuals for their outstanding contribution to the development of the communications industry, significant impact on the PR field, mentorship of a generation of communications professionals and exceptional thought leadership that shaped and redefined the field. Joele is being honored for her 25 years of counseling executive teams and boards of directors through some of the most complex and delicate situations in their companies’ history, having played a major role in more than 1,000 special situations. She is a member of the third group of inductees, and was recognized at a celebratory dinner in New York City in December 2015.
Jed Repko Receives 40 Under 40 Award
Jed Repko, a Partner in the San Francisco office of Joele Frank, was recently named as a recipient of The M&A Advisor’s 6th annual 40 Under 40 Awards in the service provider category. This award recognizes and celebrates emerging industry leaders in M&A, Financing and Turnaround industries. The 2015 Award Winners were chosen by an independent judging panel from a pool of prominent nominees for their notable accomplishments in business and in service to the community. Joele Frank partners Andrew Siegel, Matthew Sherman and Tim Lynch are past recipients of this award.
Joele Frank Named PR and Communications Firm of the Year
In February 2015, Joele Frank was named PR and Communications Firm of the Year at the 9th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards in Palm Beach, Florida. This followed the firm's recognition as Marketing/PR Firm of the Year at the 7th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards in 2013 and at the 11th Annual M&A Advisor Awards in New York in December 2012. Since 1998, The M&A Advisor has recognized the achievement of the world’s leading mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround professionals.
Joele Frank Featured on PR Power List
The New York Observer recently featured Joele Frank as one of the most influential PR firms in New York. Here are excerpts from the article:
Joele Frank Opens San Francisco Office
Joele Frank is pleased to announce that it has opened an office in San Francisco to help serve current and prospective clients on the West Coast and beyond. The office is led by partners Eric Brielmann and Jed Repko, both long-time members of the firm. The office is located at One Sansome Street, Suite 2800. The phone number is 415-869-3950.

Eric Brielmann Receives 40 Under 40 Award
Eric Brielmann, a Partner at Joele Frank, was recently named one of PR Week’s 40 Under 40. The 40 Under 40 recipients for 2014 were nominated by colleagues and peers based on their accomplishments and contributions to the public relations field. In addition to providing outstanding counsel and support to clients, Eric has been recognized for his leadership in helping to open the firm’s new San Francisco office, expected later this year.
Joele Frank Clients Well-Represented in Turnaround Awards
Joele Frank’s clients were well-represented in the Turnaround Atlas Awards announced by the Global M&A Network in June 2014. In all, the firm was involved in six of the winning matters. The annual Turnaround Atlas Awards honor excellence from the global restructuring, special situations M&A, judicial and out-of-court reorganization and turnaround communities in 36 unique categories.
 
Notably, Joele Frank’s longtime client US Airways was the recipient of the "Large Restructuring of the Year Award" for its merger with American Airlines following a successful reorganization. Other awards involving Joele Frank clients included:
  • Large Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year: Patriot Coal reorganization
  • Large Pre-Pack Restructuring of the Year: Dex Media and SuperMedia prepack reorganizations and merger
  • Small Mid-Markets Special Situation M&A Deal of the Year: TLO sale of assets to TransUnion
  • Healthcare Industry Turnaround of the Year: Rural/Metro reorganization
  • Transport and Logistics Industry Turnaround of the Year: Pinnacle Airlines reorganization and integration with Delta Air Lines
Joele Frank Wins Two SABRE Awards
In May 2014, the Holmes Report recognized Joele Frank with two SABRE Awards for the firm’s work on behalf of US Airways in its merger with American Airlines. The awards were in the categories of Financial Communications, for Joele Frank’s work to help US Airways “Get to Yes” with American to reach a merger agreement, and CEO of the Year, for the firm’s work in supporting US Airways CEO Doug Parker (now CEO of the new American Airlines) in his commitment to communications throughout the merger process.

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