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FGS Global

FGS Global

909 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022

212/687-8080

[email protected]

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Corporate reputation & leadership strategies; government relations, policy & advocacy; crisis & issues management; transaction & financial communications; transformation & change; presentation & media training; research & insights; digital strategies; design & creative.

Founded: 1994.

Agency Statement:

FGS Global is the strategic advisor for the stakeholder economy. FGS Globalís team includes leaders in all aspects of strategic communications, including corporate reputation, crisis management, government affairs, and transformation and change, and is the leading force in financial communications worldwide. FGS Global offers clients seamless and integrated support across the globe, with offices in 27 countries and more than 1,200 professionals across multidisciplinary practice areas, including design and creative, digital strategy, and research and insights. FGS Global was created through a combination of Finsbury, Sard Verbinnen & Co. The Glover Park Group and Hering Schuppener.

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

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

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 UKís 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 Nasdaqís 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...

Joele Frank Faces FGS Global in Emerson/NI Clash

Tue., Jan. 17, 2023

...takeover offer for National Instruments in its effort to forge a global automation powerhouse. FGS Global works for NI. The St. Louis-based company submitted the offer on Nov. 3 but its...

Vultures Circle Over WPP

Tue., Jan. 10, 2023

...the parent of BCW, Hill+Knowlton Strategies and Ogilvy as well as majority stakeholder in FGS Global . The Telegraph also speculated that Silchester may push for the removal of WPP chairman Roberto...

Good Riddance 2022

Wed., Dec. 28, 2022

...when it comes to making a year-round commitment, according to a report from WPP Unite. FGS Global handles the initial public offering of Luberef, the oil refining unit of the Saudi...

FGS Global, Joele Frank Handle Satellite Deal

Fri., Dec. 16, 2022

... FGS Global and Joele Frank are working Advent International’s $6.4B takeover of Maxar Technologies, Westminster, CO-based...

FGS Global Takes China's Lanvin Group Public

Wed., Dec. 14, 2022

... FGS Global is supporting Shanghai-based Lanvin Group as it begins trading on the New York Stock...

FGS Global Handles Big Saudi IPO

Thu., Dec. 8, 2022

... FGS Global is handling the initial public offering of Luberef, the oil refining unit of the...

WPP Posts 3.8% Q3 Growth

Wed., Oct. 26, 2022

...marketing, ecommerce and digital transformation. The PR/PA group, which includes Hill+Knowlton Strategies, BCW, Ogilvy and FGS Global , posted 5.8 percent growth to $343M. "It’s been another strong quarter for our public relations...

Turks & Caicos Calls in FGS Global for Crisis Work

Mon., Oct. 24, 2022

... The Government of Turks & Caicos Islands has hired FGS Global for the development of a crisis management strategy to reduce the “reputational impact” suffered...

FGS Global Manages Thoma Bravo Deal

Thu., Oct. 13, 2022

... FGS Global represents private equity firm Thoma Bravo as it agrees to buy ForgeRock digital identity...

On the Move: FGS Global Hires Financial Pro Xuan

Tue., Oct. 11, 2022

... Yan Xuan FGS Global hires Yan Xuan as partner, senior advisor China. Yan Xuan was most recently at...

Truss' Crackerjack PR Team Let Her Down

Tue., Oct. 4, 2022

...the lineup of heavy-hitters. Ruth Porter, deputy chief of staff, was a managing director at FGS Global and head of international affairs, government relations and regulatory strategy at the London Stock...

FGS Global Handles Ceresí Climate Disclosure Push

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022

... FGS Global is supporting Ceres Inc., the Boston-based sustainability advocacy nonprofit, in issues related to the...

On the Move: Sloane & Co. Hires FGS Global's TJ White

Fri., Sep. 23, 2022

...White as managing director and head of special situations. White joins the agency from FGS Global (formerly Sard Verbinnen & Co.), where he most recently served as a director, providing...

ASC Reps Light St. Capitalís Move Vs. Zendesk Deal

Mon., Aug. 29, 2022

...and revised corporate operating plan. ASC Advisors’ Steve Bruce and Taylor Ingraham handle Light Street Capital. FGS Global ’s John Christiansen and Zachary Tramonti represented Zendesk in the H&F/Permira deal....

Longacre Square Handles CSCís Flexsteel Bid

Fri., Aug. 26, 2022

...the proposal to determine the best course of action for the company and its shareholders. FGS Global 's George Sard, Jared Levy and Bryan Locke handle media for Flexsteel. Longacre Square's Greg Marose...

FGS Global Directs Struggling Cineworld

Mon., Aug. 22, 2022

... FGS Global handles Cineworld Group PLC as it confirms media speculation that the owner of Regal...

Evolution of Shareholder Activism

Mon., Aug. 8, 2022

...place to mitigate the threat. *** John Christiansen, Bryan Locke and Jared Levy are Partners at FGS Global ....

WPP Posts 8.7% 1H Growth

Fri., Aug. 5, 2022

...the PR growth was across the board at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, BCW, Ogilvy PR and FGS Global .   “The breadth and depth at our offer, from consumer to corporate PR as well as...

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