Business Wire

Finsbury Glover Hering Completes Merger and Buy-in and Announces Global Executive Leadership

Share

Following their announcement on 7 July 2020, Finsbury, The Glover Park Group (GPG) and Hering Schuppener have completed their merger and management buy-in of 49.99 per cent of the combined business. The merger will create a pre-eminent global strategic communications and public affairs consultancy, operating from 18 offices with almost 700 consultants. WPP will remain a 50.01 per cent investor and Mark Read, CEO of WPP, will join the Board.

Over the past six months, the three firms have worked to integrate their operations and today announce global executive leadership teams, who will be charged with overseeing operations and driving growth across their regions.

Alexander Geiser serves as Global CEO and Regional CEO for Europe, Mike Feldman and Winnie Lerner as Regional Co-CEOs for North America and Faeth Birch as Regional CEO for the United Kingdom, Middle East and Asia. As previously announced, Carter Eskew and Roland Rudd are Co-Chairmen of the firm.

The merger of the three firms comes at a time when companies and organizations are navigating through an increasingly complex operating environment and balancing challenging social, political and economic dynamics. Finsbury Glover Hering will be a trusted partner to its clients, supporting their efforts to manage through these cross-currents and achieve their business goals. The combined entity will offer clients new reach across stakeholder audiences and geographies, allowing for fully-integrated communications campaigns.

Roland Rudd, Co-Chairman, said, “This is a great moment for Finsbury Glover Hering, we are all energised and excited by the opportunity to create a very special, owner-led firm and be an even better partner to our existing and new clients. We thank them for their support.”

“I am proud to have such a talented team leading our people across the world. I have worked with both Mike and Winnie for decades and have collaborated with Alex and Faeth on global projects over the years. The future of our global firm could not be in better hands,” said Carter Eskew, Co-Chairman.

Alexander Geiser, CEO, added: “We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from clients and employees alike for this step. Both externally and internally, many have already experienced us as one firm. Now it has really become one firm – with a global brand, balance sheet and governance.”

About Finsbury Glover Hering

Finsbury Glover Hering is a new pre-eminent global strategic communications advisory firm, headquartered in New York City with almost 700 multidisciplinary experts across the world’s major financial, government, business and cultural centers. The company was formed through the merger of the leading strategic communications consultancies Finsbury, The Glover Park Group (GPG) and Hering Schuppener. The firm provides combined support in Business Transformation, Corporate Reputation & Leadership Strategies, Crisis & Issues Management, Government Relations & Policy and Advocacy as well as Transaction & Financial Communications, supported by research & insights, digital strategy, design and creative solutions.

Finsbury Glover Hering serves its global client base from offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Riyadh, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington D.C.

Find more information visit www.fgh.com.

Contact information

Press contacts
USA
Ben Waldron
ben.waldron@fgh.com
+1 347 622 3740

UK
Dorothy Burwell
dorothy@fgh.com
+44 (20) 7251 3801

Europe
Dirk von Manikowsky
dirk.vonmanikowsky@fgh.com
+49 (211) 430 79 265

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire



Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Velodyne Showcases Advanced Lidar Solutions at Auto Shanghai 202115.4.2021 01:00:00 CEST | Press release

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) will demonstrate its groundbreaking sensor technology at Auto Shanghai 2021 – The 19th International Automobile Industry Exhibition (booth # 2.2H 6BC071) from April 21 to 28. Velodyne will highlight its technology leadership in lidar sensors and software which power autonomous solutions that advance safe, sustainable and accessible transportation and smart communities. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210414005619/en/ Velodyne Lidar will demonstrate its groundbreaking sensor technology at Auto Shanghai 2021 – The 19th International Automobile Industry Exhibition. Velodyne will highlight its technology leadership in lidar sensors and software which power autonomous solutions that advance safe, sustainable and accessible transportation and smart communities. (Photo: Velodyne Lidar) Velodyne’s sensor and software solutions are uniquely suited to deliver flexibility, quali

Bentley Systems Announces Acquisition of Mobility Simulation Leader INRO15.4.2021 00:04:00 CEST | Press release

Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced the acquisition of INRO Software, a global leader in multimodal transportation planning, traffic simulation, and mobility visualization software. The acquisition expands Bentley’s capabilities in the important growth area of mobility digital twins, just as countries including the U.S. are poised to make a generational investment in infrastructure, and as transportation systems must evolve faster to accommodate both urbanization and carbon reduction goals, and the transition to electric and autonomous vehicles. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210414005928/en/ Image produced with Emme (www.inrosoftware.com/emme) using data from Metro (https://www.oregonmetro.gov/) (Image courtesy of INRO) INRO, based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has for more than 40 years contributed to the advancement of mobility simula

Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship Tournament Is Back – More Than $2 Million in Prizes Up For Grabs!14.4.2021 18:30:00 CEST | Press release

Activision today announced the return of the Call of Duty®: MobileWorld Championship. Presented by Sony, and starting June 3, 2021, eligible players in Call of Duty: Mobile Ranked Mode can compete for in-game rewards and a share of the more than $2 million (USD) total prize pool. “The momentum worldwide for Call of Duty: Mobile is incredible as our players continue to have a great time playing,” said Matt Lewis, vice president, mobile at Activision. “Picking up from last year’s competition, we’ve increased the prize money up for grabs and number of teams that can qualify, so there are even more reasons for fans to prove they’ve got what it takes to be the best.” The Call of Duty: Mobile World Championship 2021 Presented by Sony is open to eligible entrants across the world and will be conducted regionally in multiple stages. Sony’s newest flagship smartphone, Xperia 1 III, will be the official mobile device of the World Championship and will provide an 120FPS gaming experience*. Eligib

Verimatrix Chief Revenue Officer To Speak at StreamTV Sports Summit14.4.2021 17:45:00 CEST | Press release

Regulatory News: Verimatrix, (Euronext Paris: VMX), the leader in powering the modern connected world with people-centered security, today announced that Lu Bolden, Chief Revenue Officer, will participate in a virtual panel discussion from 1-1:45 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, April 19 during the StreamTV Sports Summit. Titled, “Playing Defense – The Fight Against Piracy,” the five-person panel will share their experiences surrounding the need for media organizations and rights holders to protect expensive sports rights agreements. They’ll also discuss to what extent it’s possible to prevent footage from being shared and distributed on social platforms. Additionally, the panel will provide the latest insights regarding the actual anti-piracy tools and techniques organizations turn to for help. Alongside Bolden, the panel participants include: Tony Maroulis, Principal Analyst, Ampere Analysis (panel moderator) Mark Barron, Principal Solutions Engineer, Akamai William Mao, Vice President,

Valbiotis Launches a Capital Increase Through a Private Placement14.4.2021 17:40:00 CEST | Press release

Regulatory News: Valbiotis (Paris:ALVAL) (FR0013254851 – ALVAL, PEA-PME eligible), a Research & Development company committed to scientific innovation for preventing and combating metabolic diseases, today announces the launch of a capital increase within the context of a private placement through an accelerated bookbuilding process for an amount of approximately 12 million euros. This capital increase, with the removal of shareholders’ preferential subscription rights in favor of a category of persons, will be reserved exclusively for qualified investors as referred to in article 2(e) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of June 14, 2017. Reasons for the offer The net proceeds of the capital increase are intended primarily to finance the acceleration of the development of TOTUM•854 (prevention of arterial hypertension) with the launch of three clinical trials at the end of this year including a Phase II/III clinical trial, prior to a health claim application. In partnership with a major healt

Lenovo Outlines Company Transformation Strategy - From Devices To Solutions Company14.4.2021 17:00:00 CEST | Press release

Today, during its annual global employee kickoff event broadcast to 63,000 employees, Lenovo unveiled its plans to drive transformation from a global devices company to a technology leader in global devices + solutions, services, and software. Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing and other executive leaders outlined the company’s strategy, structure, and goals that will fuel Lenovo’s next decade of growth and position it as one of the world’s most trusted and iconic technology leaders, delivering smarter technology for all. “Last year at this time, none of us knew how things would turn out for Lenovo,” said Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang. “But we did know this: we would support each other in an unpredictable journey ahead; we would fight for the best possible outcome in an uncertain world; and we would use our technology to connect and heal a wounded society.” During the past year the COVID pandemic drove many businesses and consumers around the world to adopt and use technology innovations in new ways,

Coded Agency Celebrates Continued Growth with Rebrand, Internal Promotions and Client Wins14.4.2021 16:00:00 CEST | Press release

Global modern communications company Coded Agency today announces a highly-anticipated, strategic overhaul of its branding and website following steady growth and innovation into new markets and industries. Coded Agency, formerly known as codedpr, was founded in 2015 and quickly grew to become a leading agency of record for a range of lifestyle, fashion, beauty, fitness and wellness brands. In 2020, the agency generated a net income increase of 35%, despite an unprecedented global pandemic. Its upward trajectory continues in 2021 with not only a 65% increase in revenue in Q1 and a 50% increase in clients between Q1 and Q2, but a bold, fresh new look, instrumental employee promotions and expansion into Europe with the agency founder’s relocation to France. The minority-owned, female-founded company renews its namesake as Coded Agency in tandem with a new website and branding designed by Designsake Studio, a San Francisco-based, award-winning and female founded design firm. “Coded Agency

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom