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NIRI Names Nick Lamplough ‘Rising Leader Under 40’

We’re excited to share that Nick Lamplough has been recognized as one of NIRI’s 2022 Class of Rising Leaders Under 40!

The award from NIRI: The Association for Investor Relations recognizes the most talented individuals in the investor relations community who have made notable contributions to their organizations, NIRI chapters and the overall IR profession. NIRI will honor the 2022 Rising Leaders Under 40 during the NIRI 2022 Annual Conference in Boston, June 5-7.

Observer Media Recognizes Joele Frank as one of The Best PR Firms in America

We’re excited to share that Joele Frank has once again been named to Observer Media’s list of The Best PR Firms in America. The Observer recognized the firm’s number one spot in M&A PR for the eighth year in a row as well as its top ranking for shareholder activism defense PR and IR.

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JF Partner Meaghan Repko Joins Tina’s Wish Board

We are honored to announce that Meaghan Repko, Partner at Joele Frank, has joined the Board of Directors for Tina’s Wish, a not-for-profit organization that funds innovative research for the early detection and prevention of ovarian cancer. Meaghan will lead the Communications Committee, bringing her expertise to expand the foundation’s impact and visibility.  Joele Frank has been a longtime supporter of Tina’s Wish and its efforts to give women and families a fighting chance against this disease. We are excited to see the foundation continue the pace of progress with Meaghan as part of its leadership team.

Learn more about Tina’s Wish and how you can support their work here

Joele Frank Named #1 M&A Communications Advisor by The Deal for 2021

January 19, 2022 – The Deal recently recognized Joele Frank as the top M&A PR advisory firm for the full year 2021The rankings reflect transactions announced in 2021 and valued at or greater than $100 million. Joele Frank advised on 168 transactions during the period, including 83 for the acquirer and 85 for the seller. The firm has received the #1 spot in The Deal’s annual rankings for nine consecutive years.

Joele Frank’s M&A work in 2021 included representing Kansas City Southern in its $31 billion sale to Canadian Pacific; Square in its $29 billion acquisition of Afterpay; Thermo Fisher in its $20.9 billion acquisition of PPD; and Hillrom in its $12.4 billion sale to Baxter International, among others.

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Joele Frank Recognized as Top Global Corporate Shareholder Activism Defense Advisor in 2021 by Bloomberg

January 4, 2022 – Bloomberg has recognized Joele Frank as the top corporate shareholder activism defense IR advisor in its 2021 Global Activism Market Review. Joele Frank advised companies on 66 activist situations launched during 2021 and tracked by Bloomberg.

Bloomberg noted Joele Frank as the top advisor across 10 of 12 industry sectors, as well as across a number of other categories, including:
  • Total Number of Global Engagements;
  • Engagements for U.S. Companies;
  • Engagements by Aggregate Activist Stake Value;
  • Engagements by Aggregate Market Capitalization;
  • Engagements for Companies with Market Capitalizations Greater than $5 Billion;
  • Engagements for Companies with Market Capitalizations Greater than $1 Billion; and
  • Engagements for Companies with Market Capitalizations Less than $1 Billion.
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Gregory Elders Participates in Going Carbon Neutral Panel at The Deal – Corporate Governance 2021 Conference

September 30th, 2021 – Gregory Elders, a Managing Director at Joele Frank, recently participated in The Deal - Corporate Governance 2021: Business as a Driving Force for Social Change hosted by Jim Cramer. During the Going Carbon Neutral panelist discussion, Gregory spoke about the increasing pressure businesses face in targeting net zero carbon emissions. He highlighted that investors are applying the most pressure on reducing emissions as they are increasingly voting against board directors at laggard companies. A replay of the session is available here.