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FGS Global

FGS Global

909 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022

212/687-8080

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Crisis & issues management; government affairs, policy, & advocacy; strategy & reputation; transaction & financial communications; presentation & media training; research & insights; digital strategies; design & creative.

Founded: 1994.

Agency Statement:

FGS Global is a leading global strategic communications consultancy, with 1,300 experts around the world, advising clients in navigating complex situations and reputational challenges. FGS Global was formed from the combination of Finsbury, The Glover Park Group, Hering Schuppener and Sard Verbinnen & Co to offer board-level and c-suite counsel in all aspects of strategic communications – including corporate reputation, crisis management, government affairs and is also the leading force in financial communications worldwide. FGS Global provides seamless and integrated support, including from professionals in design and creative, digital strategy, and research and insights, with offices in 30 cities around the world.

Office locations include Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Calgary, Chicago, Dubai, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Kingston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Paris, Riyadh, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, South Florida, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington, DC, Zurich. For more details, visit fgsglobal.com/contact-us.

Leadership: George Sard, Roland Rudd, and Carter Eskew, co-chairmen; Paul Holmes, vice chair; Mike Feldman and Paul Verbinnen, co-chairs of North America; Alexander Geiser, global CEO; Andrew Cole, deputy global CEO; Joel Johnson, partner, Global Partnership Board; Paul Kranhold, co-chair, North America; Winnie Lerner, CEO, North America; Faeth Birch, CEO of UK, Middle East and Asia; Brigitte von Haacke, CEO of Europe

FGS Global in the news with O'Dwyer's:

WPP Reports Flat Q4 Revenues

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

...2.4 percent growth in Q4 and a 1.4 percent rise for the full year. FGS Global grew strongly in 2023, while Hill & Knowlton posted “modest growth,” and BCW had...

News of Firms: Stagwell Acquires Sidekick

Thu., Feb. 22, 2024

...as a partner at Brunswick Group, senior managing director at Teneo, and partner at FGS Global . Watermark's service offerings include corporate positioning, special situations, digital advisory and execution, and research...

FGS Global Works Vizio's $2.3B Deal

Tue., Feb. 20, 2024

... FGS Global represents Vizio as Walmart acquires the digital TV maker for $2.3B. Vizio’s SmartCast operating system,...

FGS Global, Collected Strategies Work $4B Door Deal

Fri., Feb. 9, 2024

... FGS Global represents Owens Corning as it announced a $3.9B deal to acquire Masonite International, a...

USAID's Tritter Re-Joins FSG Global

Thu., Feb. 8, 2024

... Beth Tritter FGS Global brings back Beth Tritter, who was most recently director of the COVID-19 Response Team...

FGS, Joele Frank Works $35B Chips Deal

Tue., Jan. 16, 2024

... FGS Global and Joele Frank handle the $35B deal in which Synopsys semiconductor design company is...

Spotify Alum Grossberg Joins FGS Global

Tue., Jan. 9, 2024

... Adam Grossberg Adam Grossberg, who was senior head of corporate communications at Spotify, has joined FGS Global as a partner in New York.   His previous positions include VP of corporate communications...

PR Firms Seek to Regain Financial Footing

Fri., Dec. 29, 2023

...Attack on the US Capitol. • KKR, private equity giant, buys 30 percent stake in FGS Global , a transaction that values the financial PR/crisis communications firm in the $1.4B range. • Ogilvy...

FGS Global Defends Wyndham Against Choice's Raid

Wed., Dec. 13, 2023

... FGS Global represents Wyndham Hotels & Resorts as it confirms receipt of Choice Hotels International’s Dec....

FGS Global Walks Rover

Thu., Nov. 30, 2023

... FGS Global represents Rover Group as the No. 1 online market place for pet care agrees...

News of Firms: FGS Global Acquires Canada's Longview

Tue., Nov. 21, 2023

... FGS Global acquires Longview Communications and Public Affairs. Longview serves clients across Canada and abroad from...

Joele Frank, FGS Global Hop On Parks Deal

Thu., Nov. 2, 2023

... Joele Frank and FGS Global handle the $8B “merger of equals” between Cedar Fair and Six Flags Entertainment. The combined...

FGS Global Burnishes Green Credentials

Tue., Oct. 31, 2023

... FGS Global is providing DC representation to the Environmental Defense Action Fund, the advocacy arm of...

WPP’s BCW, H+K Post Q3 Revenue Slides

Thu., Oct. 26, 2023

...posted Q3 declines in like-for-like revenues due to “macroeconomic uncertainty in the US, while FGS Global “continued to grow well,” according to the British PR/ad conglomerate’s trading update. The PR group...

News of Firms: FGS Global Acquires Prospero Latino

Mon., Oct. 23, 2023

... FGS Global acquires Prospero Latino, a Latino-focused bilingual strategic communications firm based in Miami and Washington,...

News of Firms: WPP Merges Wunderman Thompson and VMLY&R

Tue., Oct. 17, 2023

...deliver an even wider, fully integrated suite of capabilities to our clients in every market.” FGS Global forms a partnership with Drury Communications, an Irish strategic communications and public affairs consultancy....

On the Move: FGS Global Adds Kirkman

Wed., Oct. 11, 2023

... Michelle Kirkman FGS Global hires Michelle Kirkman as a director. Kirkman was most recently communications director for Rep....

National Security Pro Joins FGS Global

Thu., Oct. 5, 2023

...worked for the CIA, Pentagon, White House and State Department, comes on board at FGS Global as partner, based in Washington, DC. Serving as a senior program manager overseeing work on...

Ex-US Chief Protocol Officer Joins FGS

Tue., Sep. 19, 2023

...Penavic Marshall Former Chief of Protocol of the United States Capricia Penavic Marshall has joined FGS Global as a partner, based in DC. Marshall also served as deputy assistant to the president...

Dentons Reps Colombia's Cities

Tue., Sep. 19, 2023

...Ja’Ron Smith leads the Asocapitales' team that includes associate partners Daniel Broom and Tatiana Torres. FGS Global began working for Colombia on Sept. 1 under a one-year $540K contract....

FGS Global Lands $540K Colombia Pact

Thu., Sep. 14, 2023

... FGS Global is providing strategic communications support for the Columbian Embassy to advance the South American...

FGS Global Takes Klaviyo Public

Mon., Sep. 11, 2023

... FGS Global represents Boston-based Klaviyo, marketing automation and data platform, that plans to go public in...

FGS Global Reps UK’s Arm as it Eyes IPO

Tue., Aug. 22, 2023

... FGS Global handles Arm Holdings, the British semiconductor design company, that filed for an IPO on...

FGS Global Adds Harrison, Gasser

Tue., Aug. 8, 2023

... Akin Harrison, Rebecca Gasser FGS Global appoints Akin Harrison as chief legal officer and Rebecca Gasser as global chief information...

Tech Slump Hits WPP

Fri., Aug. 4, 2023

...gain.  WPP’S PR group recorded 2.1 percent growth in 1H revenues to $748M.  Hill+Knowlton Strategies and FGS Global posted strong results, while BCW recorded a slight dip in revenues....

FGS Global Handles Freeman's Deal for Sparks

Thu., Aug. 3, 2023

... FGS Global represents Freeman, a 96-year-old Dallas-based event management company, as it acquires Sparks, live +...

FGS Brings on Senate Vet Engle as Partner

Fri., Jul. 28, 2023

... Tricia Engle FGS Global names Tricia Engle, who has run Senate floor operations for the Democratic Caucus as...

On the Move: ROKK Solutions Hires FGS Global's Morgan

Wed., Jul. 26, 2023

... Justine Morgan ROKK Solutions brings on Justine Morgan as VP. Morgan comes to ROKK from FGS Global , where she was director of strategic communications. She previously served as VP, public affairs...

FGS Global Reps Targeted SoftwareOne

Thu., Jul. 20, 2023

... FGS Global represents SoftwareOne as the Swiss technology company receives its second unsolicited takeover offer from...

Joele Frank, FGS Global Top Mergermarket Global Rankings

Wed., Jul. 19, 2023

... Joele Frank and FGS Global are at the top of the heap in Mergermarket’s global rankings of PR advisors...

TLG Cracks Band 1 In Chambers Crisis PR Category

Wed., Jun. 28, 2023

...the Band 1 section. Joining TLG in Band 1 of the Chambers crisis rankings are FGS Global , which was also in Band 1 last year, and Brunswick Group, which returns to...

Reevemark, FGS, TLG, Trident DMG, Brunswick Group Ranked Top Litigation Firms

Wed., Jun. 28, 2023

... Chambers puts Reevemark, FGS Global , The Levinson Group, Trident DMG and Brunswick Group at the top of the heap...

FGS Global Reps Alkermes in Proxy Fight

Wed., Jun. 21, 2023

... FGS Global handles Alkermes plc as the biopharmaceutical seeks to thwart hedge fund Sarissa Capital’s bid...

Brunswick, FGS Global Work Nasdaq’s Software Deal

Mon., Jun. 12, 2023

...and stock to acquire the Adenza software business of Thoma Bravo, which relies on FGS Global for its media relations duties. Adenza is the result of the combination of the Calypso...

FGS Global Works DC for S2G Ventures

Thu., Jun. 8, 2023

... Lukas Walton FGS Global is monitoring legislation in the areas of energy, agriculture, climate and oceans on behalf...

Labbad Lands at Invariant

Tue., May 9, 2023

... Gloria Labbad Gloria Labbad, partner and senior counsel at FGS Global , has joined Heather Podesta’s Invariant as it beefs up its litigations unit. She did a...

FGS Global Works Tempur Sealy's Move on Mattress Firm

Tue., May 9, 2023

... FGS Global is handling Tempur Sealy International’s $4B cash and stock deal to acquire Mattress Firm,...

WPP Reports 2.9% Rise in Q1 Revenues

Thu., Apr. 27, 2023

...in growth areas such as influencer marketing and healthcare. The PR group of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, FGS Global and BCW Global posted a 2.2 percent uptick in revenues to $365M. "Our public relations...

WPP Makes FGS/KKR Deal Official

Tue., Apr. 11, 2023

...Read WPP CEO Mark Read has announced that KKR has made a “growth investment" in FGS Global , a transaction that values the strategic & financial communications firm at $1.4B. He welcomed KKR...

KKR Takes Stake in FGS Global

Thu., Apr. 6, 2023

... Private equity giant KKR is expected to buy a 30 percent stake in FGS Global , a transaction that values the financial PR/crisis communications firm in the $1.4B range. It will...

FGS Global Adds Medtronic, ExxonMobil Alum

Mon., Mar. 27, 2023

...Clark, who headed communications at Medtronic and ExxonMobil in a 25-year career, has joined FGS Global as managing director in Chicago. At Medtronic, Clark was CCO in charge of internal/external outreach,...

FGS Squares Off with Joele Frank in 3-D Printer Bid

Fri., Mar. 10, 2023

... FGS Global represents Nano Dimension as the 3D printing company makes an unsolicited $1.1B bid to...

FGS, Kekst CNC Work $3B RGI Deal

Thu., Mar. 2, 2023

... FGS Global and Kekst CNC handle the $3B takeover of Radius Global Infrastructure by EQT Active...

WPP Posts 6.7% Growth in '22

Thu., Feb. 23, 2023

...can help them navigate this new world,” WPPs PR units BCW Global, Hill+Knowlton Strategies and FGS Global posted 8.2 percent growth for the year. Read told O'Dwyers that PR, PA and strategic...

On the Move: Lansons Adds Teneo's Vaughan

Thu., Feb. 23, 2023

...her leadership skills make her a further exciting hire at the top of Lansons.” Bill George FGS Global names former Medtronic chairman and chief executive Bill George as a senior advisor of...

FGS Global Works Providence's STEM Deal

Wed., Feb. 22, 2023

... FGS Global handles Providence Equity Partners as it makes a strategic investment in Accelerate Learning, a...

Hiltzik's Watkins Takes MSG Post

Fri., Feb. 17, 2023

...ran communications and government affairs at the NFL and is now a partner at FGS Global ....

Teneo's Cochran Returns to USDA

Fri., Feb. 10, 2023

...in its communications office. She joined the global CEO advisory from Glover Park Group (now FGS Global ), where she led its food and agriculture practice. Prior to GPG, Cochran did a nearly...

Hope Hicks Rides to Dolan's Rescue

Wed., Feb. 1, 2023

...government affairs at the National Football League until 2015. He now is a partner at FGS Global ....

FGS Global Works Genesis Chapter 11

Fri., Jan. 20, 2023

... FGS Global is handling the Chapter 11 filing of Genesis Global cryptocurrency lender, which is the...

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