Edelman Smithfield is a dedicated financial and capital markets communications boutique agency within Edelman. We provide corporate communications and investor relations counsel to public and private companies during normal-course business and through transformative events, including M&A, IPOs, spinoffs, bankruptcies, crises and shareholder activism. We frequently advise on large cross-border transactions and fundraisings as well as domestic deals resulting in an established track-record in handling complex, sensitive situations where there are multiple stakeholders to consider. Our approach relies on creating and executing financial content that resonates through all forms of media. Where specific areas of expertise are required, we build a client team that draws upon specialties within our company, such as creative concepting, digital campaigning, health communications or monitoring capabilities.   

Find out what we do  



Capital Markets  
  • Transactions  
  • Fundraisings   
  • Restructurings  
  • Investment Relations  
Financial Services  
  • Corporate Positioning  
  • Thought Leadership  
  • IP Creation  
  • Media Strategy  
  • Reputation Management  
ESG Consultancy  
  • Audit  
  • Strategy Development  
  • Disclosure Optimisation  
  • Deal Advisory  
Digital and Creative  
  • We help our clients navigate digital complexity to inform markets and investment decisions, build and preserve reputations, influence audience behaviour, manage sensitive issues, and generate sustainable long-term value.  



Alex leads Edelman Smithfield's EMEA Capital Markets practice drawing on 20 years' experience in corporate finance and financial communications.  

Alex is an experienced board adviser and provides strategic corporate and financial communications advice to companies and investors. He has led and worked on a wide range of complex and high-profile situations across the capital markets worldwide, including M&A, restructuring, equity and debt fundraising, and shareholder activism.  

In addition to communication expertise in transaction advice, Alex has extensive experience advising companies on their communications and positioning with investors and other stakeholders, complex tax and financial reporting matters, and managing crisis and litigation situations.