Develops and executes communication strategies for investor relations programs, complex M&A, shareholder activism, IPOs and spin-offs, financial restatements and other special situations.
Public-company Investor Relations Officer and Head of Corporate Development with prior roles in corporate strategy and investment banking.
Obsessed fly fisher known to keep a fully-rigged rod in his car at all times during fishing season.
Stephen Pettibone is a Partner in the New York Office. He advises clients on a range of strategic and financial communications issues across investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, capital markets transactions including IPOs and spin-offs, financial restatements and other special situations.
Recent assignments include supporting Bunge Ltd., Carmax, Charles River Laboratories, DICK's Sporting Goods, Dollar Tree, HP, Inc, Kimberly Clark, and SAP on investor relations issues; Excelerate Energy on its IPO, Dollar Tree on shareholder activist situations, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics on its acquisition by Quidel, Harley Davidson on its planned separation of its EV Livewire business; Capstead Mortgage on its sale to Benefit Street Partners Realty Trust; Hyatt on its acquisition of ALG; Southwest Gas on its acquisitions of Riggs Distler and Questar Pipelines; NCR on its acquisition of Cardtronics and TEGNA on activist situations.
Stephen was previously at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, where he served as the Head of Investor Relations for the Fortune 500 company. Stephen developed and executed Starwood's II-ranked Investor Relations program, and served as the Company's key point of contact with investors and analysts through multiple CEO and CFO transitions. Stephen played a key role in Starwood's Strategic Alternatives Process, serving as a member of the transaction steering committee, as well as managing due diligence teams. Previously, Stephen led Starwood's Corporate Development function, and earlier in his career held roles in corporate strategy and investment banking.
Stephen holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a graduate of Middlebury College.