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George Sard


George Sard

Life at FGS Global

One of three Global Co-Chairmen of the Board. Primary focus is on advising clients on mission-critical issues and developing new business.

Life Pre-FGS Global

Co-founded predecessor firm Sard Verbinnen & Co. in 1992 and served as Chairman and co-CEO until the firm merged with Finsbury Glover Hering in 2021.

Life Beyond FGS Global

An avid (but not very good) tennis player, an active theatergoer, and a loyal New York Yankees and Giants fan.

For over 30 years, George has represented Fortune 500 companies and private firms in many industries on long-term investor and media positioning programs and in high-profile crises and special situations. These include mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, restructurings, earnings issues, high-level executive changes, and sensitive legal and regulatory matters.

Notable engagements include:

  • TEGNA on its pending sale after two successful proxy defenses

  • CoreLogic on its sale to private equity after bearhug by activist.

  • Tiffany on its acquisition by LVMH

  • T-Mobile on its acquisition of Sprint

  • 21st Century Fox on its acquisition by Disney

  • Qualcomm on its proposed acquisition of NXP and defense against a hostile takeover by Broadcom

  • Board of Wells Fargo on independent investigation of retail sales practices

  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts on contested acquisition by Marriott

  • The Special Committee of the Dell Computer Board on a take-private transaction

  • Martha Stewart on her defense against criminal charges

  • Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, AIG, and Freddie Mac during the financial crisis of 2008

George Sard