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Tim Lynch


Tim Lynch


During a career spanning New York and London, Tim has advised companies and individuals on communications strategy in a wide variety of transactions and corporate situations, with a particular focus on multinational companies and cross-border transactions. His areas of expertise include:

Shareholder Activism

He has helped dozens of companies engage with activist shareholders. Experience includes: Trinity Industries (ValueAct) Chico’s FAS (Barington), Select Comfort (Blue Clay), Ingram Micro (Atlantic), Brink’s, Aaron’s, LSB Industries (Starboard), ValueVision (Clinton Group), Juniper (Elliott Associates & Jana Partners), Emulex (Elliott Associates, Starboard & Altai), Chipotle, Target, Canadian Pacific, Ceridian (Pershing Square), Esterline (First Pacific & Relational), Mentor Graphics (Carl Icahn & Casablanca), Federal Signal (Warren Kanders), Biovail (Eugene Melnyk), VAALCO (Lone Star & Nanes Delorme), Captaris (Vector), Clear Channel (Fidelity & Highfields), and Patientline (Shore Capital).

Mergers & Acquisitions

He has advised U.S. and international companies across a wide range of different sectors on communications in both friendly and hostile transactions. Experience includes advising Parker Hannifin in its acquisition of Clarcor; Valspar in its agreement to be acquired by Sherwin-Williams; CBOE in its acquisition of Bats Global; Hershey in its response to the unsolicited acquisition proposal from Mondelez; Ingram Micro in its agreement to be acquired by Tianjin Tianhai, a subsidiary of HNA Group; Teva in its unsolicited proposal to acquire Mylan and in its acquisition of Allergan Generics; Men’s Wearhouse in its acquisition of Jos. A. Bank; and Ebix in its terminated acquisition by Goldman Sachs private equity. 

Investor Relations & Public Relations

He has developed and implemented communications plans to help companies present their strategy to the capital markets and keep their shareholders, regulators, employees, customers and other constituents informed.

Crisis Communications

He has provided strategic counsel and handled media relations for companies experiencing a wide range of crises, including government and regulatory investigations, management change, restructuring and workforce consolidation.

Tim joined Joele Frank in 2006. He previously served as a Consultant at Tulchan Communications, a capital markets consultancy based in London, England. Tim graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA (hons) in Classical Studies. He received a Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law, London.