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  

 

SPECIALTY SERVICES:

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.  

THE TEAM

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With a degree in Law and Masters in Macro-Economics, Jacqueline started her international business career as a lawyer at Baker McKenzie in Amsterdam, before working for global leaders in banking and financial services including HSBC and JP Morgan where she became Head of Equity Research in Jakarta for the latter.  

Prior to joining Edelman Amsterdam in April 2019 as Director of Financial Communications where she heads up a team which advises private and public companies on corporate reputation issues and crises, corporate governance, IPOs and M&A, Jacqueline was Head of Corporate Brokerage at ING.   

She had also applied her direct experience of working for major institutions in European, Asian and Australian markets and formidable networking skills to senior communications roles at international agencies including Hill & Knowlton and Citigate, where she was twice nominated as M&A Advisor of the Year for the M&A Awards in The Netherlands.  

Eamon is a Financial Communications and Financial Services sector specialist, and advises clients on communications around financial reporting, M&A activity and corporate governance matters.   

Eamon started his career at Edelman in 2013. He works for clients such as GrandVision, providing financial communications counsel, Prosus, providing counsel on corporate and financial communications, and Ahold Delhaize where he provides counsel on capital markets communications. Eamon was part of the Starbucks EMEA Hub team for over four years, coordinating the press office and campaigns across the region and provides counsel on numerous issues.   

He studied International Communications Management at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences, where he focused on reputation management.   

Lex Suvanto is Managing Partner and CEO of Financial Communications & Capital Markets at Edelman. He advises the senior management of public and private companies on strategic communications including transaction communications, financial and corporate public relations, and investor relations.  

Lex has extensive expertise working with the C-suite and Boards of Directors to formulate strategic reputation and communications programs during sensitive situations. Lex also has extensive expertise helping companies refine and strengthen their financial communications and investor relations programs.  He has helped a wide variety of companies manage communications around transformational and/or challenging corporate announcements and events.  

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.