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Scott Bisang

Scott Bisang

Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Managing Director
New York, NY, USA


Scott Bisang is a Managing Director at Joele Frank, a strategic communications and investor relations firm based in New York.  Scott provides strategic counsel across the disciplines of financial communications, investor relations, transaction communications, crisis communications, corporate communications and reputation management. He has extensive experience helping companies prepare for and manage complex special situations, notably mergers and acquisitions, hostile takeover attempts, and shareholder activism. He also advises companies facing a variety of crisis situations, including data breaches, unplanned management changes, SEC investigations, regulatory actions, litigation, restructurings, fraud and accounting irregularities, internal/board investigations, product recalls and workforce reductions, among other issues.  Scott’s clients have included a variety of U.S. and international companies, including: Twitter, Merck, Applied Materials, Allergan, Cabela’s, Monsanto, Martin Marietta, Domtar and Macerich, among others.

Recent special situation assignments include:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Allergan in its defense against an unsolicited proposal from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Pershing Square and its merger with Actavis; Monsanto in its proposal to acquire Syngenta and its merger with Bayer; Cabela’s in its acquisition by Bass Pro Shops; CBOE Holdings in its acquisition of Bats Global Markets; First NBC in its divestiture of nine branches to Whitney Bank; Headwaters in its acquisition by Boral; Outerwall in its going private transaction with Apollo Group; Macerich in its defense against Simon Property Group; KeyCorp in its acquisition of First Niagara; Martin Marietta Materials in its acquisition of Texas Industries; Merck in the sale of its consumer care business to Bayer and acquisition of Idenix; Pacer in its merger with XPO Logistics; Verizon Communications in its agreement to acquire Vodafone’s interest in Verizon Wireless; Scientific Games in its merger with WMS Industries; Arbitron in its merger with Nielsen; Ralcorp in its merger with ConAgra Foods; DigitalGlobe in its acquisition of GeoEye; Transatlantic Holdings in its defense against unsolicited bids from Validus Holdings and National Indemnity and its merger with Alleghany Corporation; and Deutsche Boerse in its attempted merger with NYSE Euronext.
  • Shareholder Activism: Abraxas (Clinton Group), Allison Transmission (ValueAct, Ashe Capital), AOL (Starboard), Avid (Starboard), Brookdale Senior Living (Sandell), Clearwater Paper (SAC Capital), Digital Generation (Clinton Group), Lear (Marcato Capital Management and Oskie Capital Management), Macerich (Land & Buildings and Orange Capital), (Outerwall (Engaged Capital, Jana) Nuance (Carl Icahn), Pacer (Becker Drapkin), PLX Technology (Potomac Capital Management), Ralcorp Holdings (Corvex), Sony (Third Point), State Street Corporation (Trian), Stewart Information Services (Starboard, Foundation Asset Management, Bulldog Investors and Engine Capital LP), Taubman (Land & Buildings) and Transatlantic Holdings (Davis Selected Advisors).

In 2015, Scott received a “Rising PR Star” award from PR News, which recognizes the top professionals in the public relations field for their contributions to the industry. Scott joined Joele Frank in 2010 after previously working in corporate and marketing communications roles for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and IBM. He also wrote for several daily newspapers and monthly magazines. Scott received a BS in newspaper journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Scott Bisang is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The New Media Landscape—The Evolving Role of Social Media in Corporate, Crisis and Political Communications (October 2, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
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