Kirkland & Ellis advised Sard Verbinnen & Co on its merger with Finsbury Glover Hering to create the world’s leading strategic communications firm advising clients in navigating critical opportunities and challenges. The new firm will be a leader in all aspects of strategic communications, including government affairs, corporate reputation, crisis management and transformation and change, as well as the leading force in financial communications worldwide. The merger is expected to be completed in Q4 2021 and the combined company will operate under a new name starting in 2022. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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.