Sard Verbinnen & Co., a global strategic, financial, and crisis communications firm, received a minority equity investment from Golden Gate Capital.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
The company will use the funds to accelerate growth plans.
Led by co-founders Paul Verbinnen and George Sard, Sard Verbinnen & Co. is a strategic communications firm, which works on high profile and challenging communications engagements. Among its recent assignments, SVC advised Alibaba on the IPO, United Airlines in its defense against a threatened proxy contest, Herbalife in its defense against an activist shareholder short-selling campaign, eBay with its split into two public companies, Starwood with its contested pending sale to Marriott, Royal Philips with the separation of its lighting unit, Takata with its product recall, and PIMCO with management changes.
The firm has full-service offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London.