Persuading key audiences on the merits of a deal can make the difference between success and failure. From IPOs and secondary offerings to friendly mergers and hostile takeovers, clients retain Sharon Merrill to communicate major capital markets news and liquidity events to investors and other key audiences. More than three decades of experience sets us apart, enabling us to provide action-oriented counsel based on detailed analysis.

Mergers & Acquisitions – Generating shareholder support and satisfying the diverse needs of stakeholders

IPO Programs – Communicating pre-IPO and developing best-in-class IR programs

Hostile Takeovers – Developing complex strategies for success on either side of the fight

Financings – Creating the messaging to ensure a successful offering

Shareholder Activism – Executing effective corporate control strategies

Going Private – Building shareholder support and minimizing the risk of litigation

Bankruptcy and Post-Bankruptcy – Guiding companies successfully through the process of communicating financial challenges

Whether you’re pursuing an acquisition, IPO, financing or other transaction, Sharon Merrill can help. Call us at 617-542-5300 or email us at

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Case Study – Acquisition Support

A technology company sought to complete a highly strategic acquisition, but the deal’s valuation was unusually high. Sharon Merrill worked with management on communicating the benefits of the deal, which was ultimately well received by investors.

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Case Study – IPO Program

Investor outreach and media coverage create visibility for a technology company following its IPO. As a result, institutional ownership more than doubled, valuation nearly tripled, and the company saw strong growth in its Fortune 1000 customer base.

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Blog – Going Public: Before You File

Preparing for life as a public company before the registration statement has been filed.

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Blog – Achieving Nirvana for Your M&A Deal

Effective communications can make or break a deal. Here’s how to achieve success.

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