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Shareholder Engagement: An evolving landscape

What is your company doing to engage shareholders – and what should you be doing to prepare for activism? Abernathy MacGregor CEO Tom Johnson provides guidance in this month’s Ethical Boardroom magazine. In today’s environment, you can’t wait until an activist is knocking on your door; by then it’s already too late. READ THE ARTICLE >

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Cash Tsunami Communications

With a corporate tax overhaul expected under the new administration, a wave of overseas cash is expected to be repatriated. We offer our advice on how boards and management teams should be communicating their capital allocation plans ahead of the cash tsunami. READ THE ARTICLE >

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Join us on Feb. 7 in Palo Alto

We’re partnering with Morrison Foerster and Morgan Stanley to host a half-day summit on preparing for an IPO in the current market environment. What can your company do to prepare? What are the requirements, timelines, resources, and best practices for executing a successful initial public offering? Join us on February 7 in Palo Alto to learn from our experts and industry-leading speakers. Contact Nicole Haley – nmh@abmac.com for more information and to register.

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The Bully Tweet: What to do when called out by the next Commander-in-Chief

The President-elect is redefining the bully pulpit through unpredictable tweets aimed directly at American businesses. Here are some steps corporate leaders should take to prepare for and handle a provocative tweet from the next leader of the free world. READ THE ARTICLE >

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Abernathy MacGregor Deepens and Extends Senior Team

2016 has been a growth year for our firm, adding senior members to our teams in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston. Clients seeking counsel on critically important matters such as M&A, IPOs, investor relations, shareholder activism, litigation support, and crisis management will benefit from this infusion of talent. Read the press release >

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Forbes The Just 100

We are proud to call clients many of those companies honored in the new “Just 100” ranking. The “Just 100,” a joint project of Forbes and Just Capital, highlights publicly traded companies’ efforts to solve important social, economic, and environmental issues around the world. See the full list here: SEE THE LIST >

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The Rise of Trump: Lessons for Corporate Communications

Uncertainty abounds now that Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States. We do have clear thoughts on some corporate communications lessons that can be learned from the contentious campaign.

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The U.S. elections and their implications for Latin America

Regardless of the outcome tomorrow, smart businesses are preparing for several possible scenarios in the context of a changing relationship between the United States and the rest of the world. Perhaps nowhere is this more important than in Latin America, as our New York LatAm Desk and AMO partner Llorente & Cuenca explores in a new white paper, published on the eve of the U.S. election.

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Women’s Executive Roundtable

On October 18, Abernathy MacGregor in San Francisco hosted a women’s executive roundtable featuring Project Include founders Ellen Pao, bethanye McKinney Blount and Y-Vonne Hutchinson for a discussion on diversity & inclusion issues facing Silicon Valley and beyond.
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Welcome Sheila Ennis

Abernathy MacGregor is pleased to add to our talented team with the appointment of Sheila Ennis, a seasoned financial communications executive, as a Senior Vice President in San Francisco.
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Join us on Monday in L.A.

As co-sponsors of the Deloitte IPO Readiness Workshop on Monday 9/19 in Los Angeles, we invite you to join SVP Joe Hixson as he presents on communications strategies to support a successful IPO. This event brings together some of LA’s fastest growing private companies to plan for success going public.
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We have a new office in San Francisco

The Bay Area continues to grow, and so do our operations in San Francisco. We have moved into new office space in the Financial District, at 100 Montgomery Street. Abernathy MacGregor’s San Francisco office is led by Heather Wilson, and serves the needs of the Bay Area’s important technology, financial, industrial, and media sectors.

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1H 2016 M&A update

Abernathy MacGregor advised on 35 deals globally worth more than $41 billion in the first half of 2016.

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AMO to Partner with Deekeling Arndt Advisors to Serve the German Market

Abernathy MacGregor is pleased to welcome Deekeling Arndt Advisors, a leading German strategic communications consultancy, to our global AMO partnership.

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