NEW YORK: Hill & Knowlton has launched a corporate transaction and restructuring specialty team within its IR practice. The team will focus on providing communication support and counsel for mergers and acquisitions, court restructurings, privatizations, IPOs, and financial communications.
Although the world of corporate transactions continues to be dominated by a handful of niche players who are fed business from Wall Street investment banks and law firms, H&K hopes the new group will be an opportunity to branch out further into transaction communications.
"We want existing clients to be aware of our capabilities in this area should they be considering any kind of transaction, said Greg Petit, director of H&K's financial relations group. "We also want companies that may be looking at boutique firms that are well known and well established in this area to know there are other opportunities and other options."