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Sard Verbinnen & Co

909 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10022
United States
Phone: (212) 687-8080
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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.


Sard Verbinnen & Co (SVC) is a leading strategic corporate and financial public relations firm recognized
for its transaction communications, media and investor relations and work in activism defense, crisis and 
special situations, corporate positioning, social media and online communications.  
Led by George Sard, Paul Verbinnen and 25 other partners, SVC’s talented team includes former 
lawyers, investment bankers and analysts, investor relations officers, journalists, public affairs advisors, 
and proxy solicitors – most of whom have been with the firm well over a decade.  With 135 employees 
across its five offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London, SVC is uniquely 
positioned to provide its counsel and services to clients including multinational corporations, smaller 
public and private companies, investment firms, financial and professional services firms, educational 
institutions, and high-profile individuals.  
Founded in 1992, SVC is well known for delivering candid and thoughtful strategic advice, excellent 
written product and tactical execution, and tireless advocacy on behalf of our clients, and is regularly 
cited as one of the top M&A and crisis communications advisors in North America.  The firm also is 
distinguished by its unparalleled relationships and credibility with the media and deep understanding of 
the business, investment, and thought leadership communities.  
SVC recently strengthened its research and corporate governance capabilities, enabling it to provide a 
deeper level of analysis and support to help clients navigate complex situations.  Additionally, the firm 
expanded its acclaimed Digital Communications Group, which is integrated closely into all its 
engagements to provide interactive content creation, website design, social media, graphics, and design 
strategy and services that help clients more effectively communicate their stor

George Sard, Chairman & CEO
Paul Verbinnen, President

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