H+K advises CNOOC on $15.1B Nexen acquisition

by H+K Canada

February 28, 2013

H+K advises CNOOC on $15.1B Nexen acquisition

This press release was originally published at www.hkstrategies.com on February 28, 2013. CALGARY, WASHINGTON & BEIJING, February 28, 2013 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies provided strategic counsel and campaign management to CNOOC Limited on its $15.1 billion acquisition of Canadian oil and gas company Nexen Inc., the largest-ever foreign acquisition by any Chinese company. The deal closed Monday, 25 February. CNOOC Limited is China’s largest … Read more

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Boomerang employee strengthens Hill+Knowlton Ottawa leadership

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The Jenkins Report – Restructuring industrial investment

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PwC online public engagement platform

Canadians are the most digitally connected people in the world. We spend an average 42 hours on the web each month, and more than 80 per cent of us use smartphones. Canadian businesses are leading the way with online banking, mobile apps and e-commerce. We use web services for traffic, weather, finances, and even finding … Read more