SYDNEY—FD has further strengthened its capabilities in Australia with the acquisition of one of Perth’s leading corporate communications and investor relations firms. The Perth consultancy is owned and managed by directors Paul Downie and John McGlue, who have extensive experience in financial transaction support and corporate communications. The business previously traded under the Porter Novelli brand.
The Perth business provides advice to a client base of Western Australia’s largest listed and private companies. It has also worked on some of the region’s biggest ASX listings and corporate transactions. It will now operate under the FD Third Person brand alongside the firm’s existing Sydney and Melbourne offices.
FD Third Person founder and director Jim Kelly says the acquisition means the firm’s clients in Sydney and Perth will have access to a team on both the east and west coasts of Australia