Lex Suvanto
Lex Suvanto

Edelman has launched Edelman Smithfield as a global financial communications platform under CEO Lex Suvanto.

The firm combines Edelman’s financial offerings with the Smithfield UK shop that it acquired in 2015.

Edelman Smithfield will counsel boards of directors and CEOs on high-impact strategic situations, such as mergers/acquisitions, IPOs, bankruptcies, restructurings, litigation, activism, regulatory matters and ESG issues.

It will also hammer out communications strategies for banks, investment houses, hedge funds, fintech companies, insurers and private equity funds to build trust and strengthen reputations.

Edelman Smithfield has teams in 25 cities in 15 countries.

Richard Edelman sees tremendous opportunity ahead and promises to continue to invest in Edelman Smithfield to ensure the team is well-placed to define the next generation of financial communications.