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Emily Claffey


Emily Claffey

Life at FGS Global

Emily Claffey is a Partner in the New York office. She advises clients on long-term positioning and reputation management, executive leadership transitions, M&A, IPOs, shareholder activism, litigation and crisis situations.

Life Pre-FGS Global

Began career at predecessor firm, Sard Verbinnen & Co.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Enjoys drawing & painting, fitness, and Bravo.

Notable assignments include advising: Spirit on its proposed sale to JetBlue; IRI on its merger with NPD Group and majority investment by Hellman & Friedman, and rebrand to Circana; Vector Group on its spin-off Douglas Elliman; Tivity Health on its acquisition by Stone Point Capital; a leading law firm and a boutique investment bank on public relations and issues management mandates; Brighton Park Capital on positioning and transactions; Durational Capital on its take-private of Casper Mattress; Shiseido on its acquisition of Drunk Elephant and sale of Laura Mercier and Buxom to Advent International; Xponential Fitness on its IPO; Inspire Brands on its acquisitions of Dunkin' Brands, Sonic and Jimmy John's; AMAG Pharmaceuticals on its settlement agreement with Caligan Partners; GCP Applied Technologies on its acquisition by Saint-Gobain; Versum Materials on its acquisition by Merck KGaA; Becton Dickinson on its acquisition of C.R. Bard, acquisition of CareFusion, and the spin-off of its Diabetes Care business; Starwood Hotels & Resorts on its acquisition by Marriott and sale of its vacation ownership business to Interval Leisure Group; MGM Resorts on its defense against Land & Buildings; Blackstone on the formation of Invitation Homes, and Invitation Homes’ merger with Starwood Waypoint; and CDK Global on the settlement of a proxy contest by Elliott Management.

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