Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Macfarlanes advised Finsbury Glover Hering on the deal. Kirkland & Ellis advised Sard Verbinnen & Co.
Finsbury Glover Hering announced a merger with Sard Verbinnen & Co to create the world’s leading strategic communications firm advising clients in navigating critical opportunities and challenges.
The new firm will help clients achieve their missions and realize their business goals, with approximately 1,000 professionals operating from 25 offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, including its global headquarters in New York. Pro forma combined 2020 revenue was more than $330 million.
Finsbury Glover Hering is a leading global strategic communications and public affairs consultancy, helping clients navigate complex environments.
SVC is a global strategic communications firm providing advice and services to support reputation and drive long-term value.
The Cleary M&A team included partner Kyle Harris (Picture) and associate Kelsey Nussenfeld. The global tax team included partners Richard Sultman and Jason Factor, counsel Jens Hafemann, and associates Anthony Thomas Yanez and Beth Leggate. Partner Michael Albano provided executive compensation advice. The antitrust team included Jeremy Calsyn and associate Tracey Zhang. Counsel Helena Grannis advised on securities matters. The IP team included partner Daniel Ilan and associate Brendan Cohen.
The Macfarlanes team was led by corporate and M&A partner Howard Corney, alongside consultant Charles Meek and solicitor Andrew Wheelhouse. Tax expertise came from partners Jeremy Moncrieff and Robert Collard.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Martin DiLoreto and Romain Dambre and corporate associates Peter Fritz, Jimin He and Jorge Toledo, with support from corporate partner Daniel Wolf.
Involved fees earner: Michael Albano – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Jeremy Calsyn – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Brendan Cohen – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Jason Factor – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Helena Grannis – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Jens Hafemann – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Kyle Harris – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Daniel Ilan – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Beth Leggate – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Kelsey Nussenfeld – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Richard Sultman – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Anthony Thomas Yanez – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Tracey Zhang – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Romain Dambre – Kirkland & Ellis; Martin DiLoreto – Kirkland & Ellis; Peter Fritz – Kirkland & Ellis; Jimin He – Kirkland & Ellis; Jorge Toledo – Kirkland & Ellis; Daniel Wolf – Kirkland & Ellis; Robert Collard – Macfarlanes LLP; Howard Corney – Macfarlanes LLP; Jeremy Moncrieff – Macfarlanes LLP; Andrew Wheelhouse – Macfarlanes LLP;