OBPR offers public relations counseling to private equity sponsors and public and private companies undergoing mergers, acquisitions or divestitures. Working closely with management, counsel, investment bankers, proxy solicitors and other key parties to the transaction, OBPR develops communications strategies and materials to address all interested audiences. The firm is especially cognizant of areas of sensitivity related to corporate transactions including securities laws, regulatory issues, impact on employees and changes in strategic direction. OBPR works with management to anticipate and react to issues that may be raised by the media, securities analysts, employees and any other interested parties.
In addition to its expertise on "friendly" deals, OBPR executives have represented both acquirers and targets in hostile situations.
OBPR executives have worked on corporate transactions in a broad range of industries, including airlines, retail, healthcare, technology, industrials, consumer products, luxury goods, media and entertainment, gaming and lodging, real estate, communications, financial services and energy.