NEW YORK—FD has acquired Gravitas, a Latin American strategic communications firm based in Colombia and Panama. The agreement establishes FD’s presence in the Latin American marketplace, broadening the scope of services provided to its global client base.
With 25 professionals across its offices, FD Gravitas will continue to be led by founding partners Miguel Silva, Camilo Granada, Ricardo Santamaria and Juanita Ochoa. The firm has expertise in strategic and crisis communications services across leading industry sectors including energy, transportation, and finance, as well as governmental bodies and trade organizations.
FD Gravitas has advised the governments of Brazil, Panama, Nicaragua, Colombia, El Salvador and Bolivia; multinational corporations including BP, General Electric, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Coca-Cola, Airbus and Visa; and regional entities such as the Panama Canal Authority, Corona, Banco de Colombia, Valorem, Ocensa, Casa Editorial El Tiempo and Promigas.
“Having successfully worked together for many years on a number of client assignments, partnering with Gravitas was a natural next step as FD continues to strengthen our global platform and enrich our communication capabilities with local knowledge and perspective,” says Declan Kelly, CEO of FD in North America.