Mergers and Acquisitions

For more than half a century and across thousands of transactions, we have pioneered the art and science of M&A communications.

Effective communications is critical to ensuring a successful transaction process; M&A communications require intense preparation, focus, and dedication on the part of buyers, sellers, and their advisors.

With senior-level counsel and clear objectives, we guide clients through every phase of a transaction – from planning to announcement, closing, post-merger integration, and beyond.

Our Approach

Effective communications during a transaction process requires coordination with a complex and diverse set of stakeholders. In turn, we design a holistic strategy to build understanding of the strategic wisdom and industrial logic of the proposed transaction. This results in flawless execution across specific milestones – all while being mindful of the unique dynamics of each transaction, whether friendly or contested; strategic or bolt-on; international or domestic.

Kekst has unparalleled experience in counseling clients through some of the highest profile global M&A activity. For more than half a century and across thousands of transactions, we have pioneered the art and science of M&A communications – developing and translating a compelling narrative, guiding our clients across an evolving media ecosystem, and ensuring effective process management and operational support. Nothing we do is off the shelf, and we are proudly with you every step of the way.

Our Capabilities

Kekst CNC supports clients during every significant stage of a transaction: 

Preparation

Drafting key materials and helping to refine the narrative, assessing strengths and potential weaknesses of the transaction, identifying key third-party stakeholders, preparing for leaks, and monitoring relevant media activity.

Announcement

Executing tailored outreach, building awareness and buy-in from all key stakeholder groups, and driving accurate and additive media coverage.

Pre-Closing

Managing potential challenges and providing regular updates to stakeholders to demonstrate momentum as certain milestones are reached, ensuring continued support.

Closing and Integration

Generating stakeholder support of integration plan and business strategy, supporting new branding/messaging initiatives, and building internal enthusiasm for closing.

Our Experts

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Daniel Yunger Partner
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Marie von Bismarck Partner
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Dr. Jochen Legewie Partner, Chairman Asia
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Kevin Soady Partner
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Bernhard Meising Co-Chief Executive Officer, Partner
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Roland Klein Partner
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Ben Curson Partner
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Franziska Wissig Director
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Helena Winje Director
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Jeremy Fielding Co-Chief Executive Officer, Partner
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Julian Hill Partner
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Lissa Perlman Partner
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Liz Cohen Partner
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Malin Lundin Director
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Michael Kinirons Director
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Minako Otani Director
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Nathan Riggs Partner
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Richard Campbell Partner
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Roland Leithäuser Partner
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Thomas Empt Managing Director
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Todd Fogarty Partner
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Torben Gosau Managing Director, Head of the Berlin office
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