LONDON—Financial Dynamics has acquired Partner PR, A specialist issues, crisis and litigation communications firm. Jonathan Hawker, the founder of Partner PR, will join FD’s established issues management practice as a senior vice president along with fellow Partner PR employee Susie Tydeman.
Hawker established Partner PR in 2003, following his departure from Fleishman-Hillard, where he served as U.K. head of issues, crisis and litigation communications. He began his career as a television news reporter for BBC News, ITN, Channel 4 and Five News, working in frontline conflict zones in Africa, as well as covering British politics and current affairs throughout Europe.
At FD’s London office, the Partner PR team will be integrated into the 15-strong European issues management practice, established in 2003, and its North American counterpart in FD’s various U.S. offices, strengthened earlier this year with the appointment of Hill & Knowlton veterans Harlan Teller and Harlan Loeb.
The European practice has particular specialisations in litigation support, activist engagement and reputation management in private equity and corporate recovery assignments.