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Tim Ragones

Managing Director

Tim Ragones

Managing Director

Tim provides strategic communications counsel to public companies and private equity firms in the context of ongoing investor and public relations and special situations. With nearly a decade of on-air local TV news reporting, he brings a unique perspective to media relations and has provided media and presentation training to C-suite executives and investment principals. Areas of expertise include:

Mergers & Acquisitions

He advises clients in both friendly and unsolicited M&A transactions. Recent transactions include: S&P Global on its combination with IHS Markit; Broadcom on its acquisitions of Symantec’s enterprise security business and CA Technologies, and its proposal to acquire Qualcomm; CC Capital on its acquisition of Utz Quality Foods by Collier Creek, its acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet, and its acquisition and sale, with Blackstone, of Fidelity & Guaranty Life; Gannett on its sale to New Media and its successful defense of an unsolicited proposal by MNG; Corelle Brands on its merger with Instant Brands, maker of the Instant Pot; Momentive on its sale to an investor group comprised of SJL Partners, KCC Corporation  and Wonik QnC Corporation; LifePoint Health on its sale to Apollo-owned RCCH Healthcare Partners; Honeywell on its spinoff of both its Homes product and Transportation Systems businesses; State National Companies on its sale to Markel Corporation; INC Research on its merger with inVentiv Health; DH Corporation on its sale to Vista Equity Partners; and VCA on its sale to Mars.

Restructuring & Bankruptcy

He has advised clients in connection with both court-supervised and out-of-court restructurings. Recent matters include: Avianca Holdings, Constellis, General Wireless (RadioShack), Homer City, Libbey, Pier 1, Taco Bueno Restaurants and The Bon-Ton Stores.

Crisis & Issues Management

He has considerable crisis and issues management experience and has advised clients in connection with shareholder activism, data breaches, management changes, defense against short sellers, regulatory inquiries and high-profile litigation.

Investor & Public Relations

He helps clients enhance their IR and PR programs, including quarterly earnings preparation, investor conferences and annual shareholder meetings.

Tim joined Joele Frank in 2016. He previously worked at Prosek Partners, where he advised clients across asset management, financial and professional services on strategic communications, and at the global law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he supported firm management and senior partners on media relations and communications. Tim received an MS in finance from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School, an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a BA cum laude from Princeton University.