Aiden provides strategic communications counsel to U.S. and international companies across numerous industries in conjunction with transactions, special situations, reorganizations, and long-term corporate positioning and investor relations programs. His areas of expertise include:
- Mergers & Acquisitions: Recent projects include: advising LaSalle Hotel Properties in its pending acquisition by Blackstone; Genuine Parts in the Reverse Morris Trust transaction to combine its S.P. Richards business with Essendant; Dover in its spin-off of Apergy; Penn National Gaming’s acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment; FMC Technologies merger with Technip SA; Demandware on its sale to Salesforce; Gartner on its acquisition of CEB; LSC Communications on its separation from R.R. Donnelly & Sons; and TUMI on its sale to Samsonite.
- Shareholder Activism: Recent projects include: athenahealth (Elliott), Bemis (Starboard) and Rent-A-Center (Engaged Capital).
- Public & Investor Relations: Recent projects include quarterly earnings preparation, planned management successions, buy-and sell-side targeting and general profile-raising for clients such as: Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Array BioPharma, Dover, Host Hotels, LifePoint Health, Motorola Solutions, Oceaneering, Oshkosh Corporation and Torchmark.
- Crisis Communications: Recent projects include advising clients involved with cybersecurity breaches, financial restatements, litigation, short attacks, regulatory inquiries and SEC investigations, unplanned leadership changes, facility closures and workforce reductions.
Aiden joined Joele Frank in 2016. He received a BA in English from the University of Southern California.