Eduardo provides strategic counsel and communications support to companies across industries and in a wide range of special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism defense, restructurings and bankruptcies, and crisis communications. In addition, he works with clients to develop and refine their investor and public relations programs. His areas of expertise include:
Mergers & Acquisitions
He advises clients in both friendly and contested transactions. Notable assignments include, among others: Twitter in its pending acquisition by Elon Musk; Grubhub in its sale to Just Eat Takeaway.com; Symantec in the sale of its enterprise security business to Broadcom; Rothy’s in its strategic investment by Alpargatas; Neiman Marcus Group in its strategic investment by FARFETCH; Cypress Semiconductor in its sale to Infineon; Thermo Fisher Scientific in its acquisitions of PPD, Inc. and Brammer Bio; Gilead in its acquisition of Immunomedics; Shutterfly in its sale to Apollo Global Management; and Forescout in its sale to Advent International.
He also has experience advising on integration planning following transaction announcements, including Varian in its sale to Siemens Healthineers; Hyatt in its acquisition of Apple Leisure Group; and Thermo Fisher in its acquisition of PPD, Inc.
He supports companies in both public and private activism situations. Notable assignments include Akamai (Elliott), Crown Castle (Elliott), Symantec (Starboard Value), GCP Applied Technologies (Starboard Value), Adtalem (Engine, Hawk Ridge), SUPERVALU (Blackwells) and Whitestone REIT (KBS).
Bankruptcy & Restructuring
He has experience advising clients on Chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings and Section 363 asset sales. Notable assignments include PG&E Corporation, Avianca Holdings, Mattress Firm, Gymboree, Oasis Petroleum, Southeastern Grocers, RentPath, Taco Bueno and Save A Lot.
Crisis and Issues Management
He develops and executes crisis communications strategies spanning both contingency planning and responses to a variety of situations, including cybersecurity issues and data breaches, litigation, earnings surprises and restatements, workforce reductions, workplace misconduct and internal/Board investigations, short attacks, management succession and unplanned leadership changes, and natural disasters.
Investor Relations & Public Relations
He works closely with management teams to develop and enhance overall corporate communications strategies, including assisting clients with quarterly earnings preparation, corporate positioning, profile-raising, thought leadership opportunities and employee communications.
Eduardo joined Joele Frank in November 2017. He holds a BA in Communication from Boston College. He is a native Spanish speaker.