Bill Bain, the well-known management consultant and early Mitt Romney mentor who died this week, helped secure the Republican presidential candidate’s legacy — albeit not under the best circumstance. In 1990, Bain’s 17-year-old consultancy, Bain & Co., was struggling and seemingly headed toward bankruptcy when Romney, a rising star at the firm’s private equity arm, was asked to step in and help save the firm. Romney agreed — but wanted a steep price for his help.
Unilever was recently close to buying fast-growing niche ice cream maker Halo Top for roughly $2 billion — but got cold feet, sources told The Post. Consumer-products giant Unilever, which owns Ben & Jerry’s and Breyers ice cream brands, was finishing up weeks of due diligence — which many believed was going to end in a deal — when it suddenly walked away, a source following the situation said.
The iconic Nestle brand name will soon disappear from candy aisles in US stores, The Post has learned. Part of the deal that saw Italy’s Ferrero this week agree to buy Nestle’s US confectionery business for $2.8 billion includes the right to use the Nestle name for just one year, a Ferraro spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".