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Knut Engelmann

Partner, Head of the Frankfurt office
Knut is a strategic communications specialist with a focus on transactions, crisis, and corporate/financial communications.

Knut advises CEOs, boards, and founders on complex capital markets transactions. These include IPOs and cross-border M&A deals, as well as corporate communications, reputation building, positioning mandates, and crisis situations.

Knut advises CEOs, boards, and founders on complex capital markets transactions. These include IPOs and cross-border M&A deals, as well as corporate communications, reputation building, positioning mandates, and crisis situations.

Knut is one of the most experienced IPO advisors in the German-speaking market, having supported numerous high-profile listings over recent years such as Zalando, Delivery Hero, AUTO1, and About You. He has a substantial track record of advising founders and boards at leading tech and high-growth companies on their strategic positioning, as well as in corporate and financial communications and a variety of special situations.

Knut also focuses on restructuring, crisis, and reputation mandates, where he has supported some of Germany’s biggest corporates in a range of business-critical situations.

Prior to joining Kekst CNC in 2011, Knut spent more than 20 years in various leadership roles in international finance and business journalism – including at global news agency Thomson Reuters and at Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal – in Germany, the United States, Switzerland, and Austria.

Knut is a graduate of University of London (UCL) and New York University.


Insights

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Media Relations During COVID-19: Is There Room for Non-Coronavirus Stories?

One question we are getting a lot right now from clients is this: is there any appetite at all for non-COVID-19 stories in the news media? The pandemic is the focus for almost every company and organisation on the planet. However, by the same token, there are still many interesting initiatives going on inside those institutions that at any other time would be highly newsworthy.

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#TalkingDigital: Krisenkommunikation und Reputationsfragen im Zuge von Covid-19

Besondere Zeiten erfordern besondere Maßnahmen. Das gilt mehr denn je für alle kommunikativen Herausforderungen rund um die weltweite Corona-Pandemie. Aus dem Grund hat der Podcast #TalkingDigital Führungspersönlichkeiten aus dem globalen Agenturumfeld, einer Genossenschaft und einem börsennotierten Unternehmen eingeladen und dazu befragt.

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60323 Frankfurt am Main

Germany