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Hannah Dunning

Vice President, San Francisco

Hannah Dunning
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Hannah Dunning is a Vice President in the San Francisco office. Hannah previously worked in Sard Verbinnen’s London office for three years.

Since joining the firm, Hannah has provided strategic communications support on a variety of special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, activist shareholder situations, senior management changes, crisis situations, and ongoing media and investor relations programs.

Recent engagement and representation highlights include:

  • SoftBank on the establishment of the SoftBank Vision Fund and its subsequent investments in Plenty and Brain; SoftBank on its investments in WeWork, OneWeb and OSIsoft among others; Softbank on its acquisitions of ARM Holdings and Fortress, the sale of its stake in Supercell to Tencent, and ongoing communications support
  • HNA Group on its investments in Hilton, Ingram Micro and SkyBridge among others, as well as ongoing corporate positioning and media relations
  • Cypress Semiconductor on activist defense
  • LINE Corporation on its listing on the NYSE
  • Medivation on its response to an unsolicited proposal from, and consent solicitation by Sanofi
  • Alibaba on its $25 billion NYSE IPO, various transactions and ongoing corporate communications support

Hannah graduated from University College London with a Masters in Management and previously from the University of Leeds with a B.A. in Communications.