22 November 2012

Hill+Knowlton appoints Frans van der Grint as Financial+M&A Practice Director Europe

Public relations firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies Europe has appointed Frans van der Grint as Financial+M&A Practice Director Europe. Van der Grint assumes this responsibility in addition to his role as Strategy Director at the Amsterdam office where he leads the M&A Communications Practice.
As part of his new role Van der Grint will continue to develop the Centre of Excellence in the area of Financial and M&A communications. The European Centre of Excellence draws on the knowledge of all of the M&A communications experts within the Hill+Knowlton European network.

One of the key tasks of the European team that Van der Grint will be heading is to continue to strengthen Hill+Knowlton's service offering in the area of communications advice on transactions, financial issues and crises. The supporting of cross-border transactions with the aid of the 25 offices within the European network will inevitably be a priority. The European Centre of Excellence collaborates with the Hill+Knowlton M&A Practices in Asia and the US on intercontinental assignments.

Ingo Heijnen, CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies in the Netherlands: “This appointment shows that Frans is recognised as a leading professional in the area of M&A communications not only nationally but also internationally. With the prospect of a growing number of cross-border transactions, Frans will play an important role in continuing to increase the international effectiveness of the services that Hill+Knowlton Strategies provides for clients throughout Europe.”