Abernathy MacGregor routinely ranks among the handful of top M&A communications advisors in the world, having advised on more than 1,000 transactions over the past decade, including some of the largest and most complex. In 2016 alone, we worked on 83 deals worth nearly $97 billion globally, and in the first half of 2017, we advised on 51 deals worth $59 billion. Our practice encompasses both friendly and hostile (unsolicited) transactions, as well as the full range of investments, including full acquisitions, minority investments, convertible debt investments and private placements. We work with buyers and sellers, or sometimes both, across industries and borders. Our deep relationships with key M&A reporters and advisors provide us with insight into the trends shaping stakeholder perceptions.
We help our clients communicate the merits and rationale of a transaction to all the audiences and influencers that matter, including investors, lenders, employees, customers, vendors, regulators and local communities. For many clients we help develop custom transaction websites designed to help communicate the benefits of the transaction to many constituencies, and advise on social and digital engagement strategies. We are structured to jump into even the most complex or controversial transactions at a moment’s notice, and our M&A work frequently spans multiple time zones and continents.
Our role begins in the preparation and contingency planning stages, and continues past deal announcement through regulatory approval to closing and beyond. We offer clients a range of activities and communications that support post-closing integration, enable continuity and set the stage for an attractive future.