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Blair Hennessy Senior Vice President

New York T: 212.371.5999

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Blair Hennessy advises a wide range of clients on financial communications matters including investor and public relations, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, proxy contests and shareholder activism, as well as long-term corporate positioning programs and ongoing media relations. She has deep M&A experience advising companies on complex transactions including T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint, Intuit’s acquisition of Credit Karma and SunTrust’s $66 billion merger of equals with BB&T. Additional recent M&A experience includes NN’s divestiture of its Life Sciences business to American Securities, PowerTeam Services’ acquisition of MVerge from Centerpoint Energy, and Sanofi’s acquisition of Ablynx.

Blair has counseled dozens of clients on special situations including complex transactions, proxy contests, bankruptcies, litigation, leadership succession and crises. In addition, she has created numerous profile-raising and reputation management programs for U.S. and multi-national clients, providing strategic counsel as well as developing and implementing all related communications materials.

Prior to joining Abernathy MacGregor, Blair worked for the Virginia Governor’s policy office and on the communications team for a U.S. Congressman on Capitol Hill. She joined the firm after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Richmond with a B.A. in Leadership Studies.

Representative Experience

Blair has advised:

  • T-Mobile on its merger with Sprint
  • SunTrust on its merger of equals with BB&T
  • Intuit on its acquisition of Credit Karma
  • Siris Capital on its acquisitions of TPx, Electronics for Imaging, Travelport and Web.com
  • Travelport on an agreement with its Ad Hoc Group of Lenders
  • AbbVie on its ongoing corporate communications and strategic planning initiatives
  • Henkel AG in a multi-year program to raise its profile in the U.S.

Education

  • University of Richmond, B.A. Leadership Studies (magna cum laude)

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