Abernathy handles IPOs, Harry Winston switch

NEW YORK: The Abernathy MacGregor Group has had a busy November with a number of high-profile financial communications events, including the move of Harry Winston Diamond Corporation from the NASDAQ to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the IPO of Morgan Stanley subsidiary, Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI).

NEW YORK: The Abernathy MacGregor Group has had a busy November with a number of high-profile financial communications events, including the move of Harry Winston Diamond Corporation from the NASDAQ to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the IPO of Morgan Stanley subsidiary, Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI).

According to sources, Abernathy assisted Harry Winston with media relations outreach. The company conducted 13 interviews on November 19, the day of the upgrade. The move to the NYSE coincided with the company's official name change from Aber Diamond Corporation to Harry Winston Diamond Corporation.

“The exchange is privileged to welcome Harry Winston, a leading luxury brand and the world's largest publicly traded diamond company, to our family of companies listed on the NYSE,” said John Thain, CEO of NYSE Euronext in a statement.

On November 14, Abernathy worked with MCSI on their IPO, providing strategic counsel and listing day communications services including media outreach and the pricing press release.

One day prior, Abernathy provided both external and internal communications services for US hedge fund Och-Ziff, working closely with investment banking partners and lawyers in the lead up to the IPO. On October 29, Abernathy also aided Och-Ziff on the communications related to the sale of a 9.9% equity stake to Dubai International Capital, the international investment arm of Dubai Holding.

Abernathy declined to comment for this story.

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