Smithfield is Edelman’s specialist capital markets and financial services communications team based in London. As part of Edelman’s global financial communications and investor relations offering, we apply our expertise in financial markets to support our clients’ engagement with stakeholders on the issues that matter to them.
John has nearly 30 years of experience advising companies on all aspects of their capital market communications. He is co-founder of Smithfield, which is now Edelman’s wholly owned financial media and investor relations practice in the UK.
He has recently been involved in a number of high profile cross border M&A and restructuring projects including Vantiv’s $28.8bn merger with Worldpay, CME’s £3.9bn acquisition of Nex Group, PayPal’s acquisition of iZettle and Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of Euro Disney.
Additionally, John has also worked on a number of IPOs and spinoffs including, C&W Worldwide from C&W Group (London), TNT Express from Post NL (Amsterdam), Emaar Malls (Dubai) and a number of international deals.
He advises on special situations, shareholder activism and pension trustees on a range of issues.
John is also a guest lecturer on Investor Relations and crisis communications at the London Business School.