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Akash Lodh



Akash Lodh

Life at FGS Global

Advises clients across industries on high stakes, complex situations with a focus on M&A, public listings, leadership transitions, crisis and issues management and shareholder activism. Specializes in representing alternative asset managers.

Life Pre-FGS Global

Worked at Sard Verbinnen & Co. in New York and London, supporting U.S. and EMEA clients on cross-border transactions, corporate positioning and issues management. Graduated from New York University with a degree in economics and politics.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Usually found striking up conversations about Indian history, men’s tailoring and his love for New York City. Volunteer debate coach for K-12 students. Past lives in Singapore, Calcutta and D.C. More words in Bengali and Hindi.

Akash is a Director in the New York office. He primarily advises companies across industries and high-profile individuals on transaction and financial communications and issues management, with a focus on alternative asset managers and public listings.

Akash has provided strategic communications counsel to some of the world’s most prominent alternative asset managers on a variety of transactions, fundraises, portfolio company issues and ongoing reputation management. Notable assignments include KKR, Thoma Bravo, Cerberus, EQT Partners, Energy Capital Partners, IPI Partners, the Carlyle Group and Advent International.

Akash’s other representative experience includes advising Novozymes on its merger with Chr. Hansen; VMware on its sale to Broadcom and spin-off from Dell; PayPal on cross-border transactions; ExxonMobil, Dollar Tree and loanDepot on shareholder activism; Kodak on a regulatory investigation; an investor on media strategy in the Varsity Blues college admissions situation; and a global investment advisory firm in connection with sexual harassment allegations against an executive. He also worked with Bumble, IHS Towers, Wanda Sports Group, AMTD International and MotorK on their IPOs.

Currently based in the New York office, Akash previously spent two years on the capital markets team at FGS Global’s London office, where he advised on various EMEA engagements. Akash started his career at Sard Verbinnen & Co, one of FGS Global's predecessor firms, based in New York.

Akash graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Politics. He is fluent in Bengali and Hindi.

Akash Lodh