Sard Verbinnen & Co. (SVC) is an award leader in strategic communications with over 27 years of experience supporting clients on long-term positioning and high-stakes situations. We help clients communicate with all key stakeholders, including journalists, investors, analysts, employees, lawmakers and regulators.
The firm's highly accomplished senior professionals advise clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Clients including multinational corporations, smaller public and private companies, investment firms, professional services firms, educational and cultural institutions, and high-profile individuals.
The firm’s primary practice areas include corporate positioning, mergers & acquisitions, crisis & special situations, litigation support, activism, corporate governance, proxy & shareholder engagement, employee and transformation communications, IPOs & listings, restructurings & bankruptcies, cybersecurity & privacy issues, public affairs and ESG matters.
Founded in 1992 and led by Chairman and Co-CEO George Sard, Co-CEO Paul Verbinnen, Co-Presidents Andrew Cole and Paul Kranhold, SVC's talented team includes former lawyers, investment bankers and analysts, investor relations officers, journalists, public affairs advisors and proxy solicitors. SVC has than 200 employees across nine offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Washington, D.C., Boston, London and Hong Kong, SVC supports. The firm’s capabilities include media relations, investor relations, research, digital and social media, advertising and promotion, graphic design, website design and development, video and presentation and media coaching.
For the third consecutive year, SVC was ranked #1 Global M&A PR Advisor (by deal value and count) in 2019 by Mergermarket. The firm is also recognized as a Top Tier - Band 1 PR Firm by Chambers & Partners Litigation Support Guide 2019, and was named 2018 Financial PR Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report.