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Paul Verbinnen


Paul co-founded SVC in 1992 and is actively involved with many of the firm’s clients, including public corporations, high-profile executives and educational institutions. He has worked on numerous M&A transactions and proxy contests, as well as crisis situations including product recalls, data breaches, litigation, regulatory matters and executive transitions. Paul works with many companies and boards on corporate positioning, scenario planning and preparedness.

Engagements include:

  • Pioneer’s acquisition of Parsley Energy
  • NRG’s acquisition of Direct Energy
  • Goodyear’s combination with Cooper Tire
  • Sempra’s acquisition of Oncor stake
  • Becton Dickinson on its acquisitions of CareFusion and C.R. Bard
  • Moderna on its IPO
  • Dollar Tree on its contested acquisition of Family Dollar
  • Rock-Tenn on its acquisition of MeadWestvaco
  • GTECH on its acquisition of IGT
  • Dell’s going private transaction
  • Stanley Works acquisition of Black and Decker
  • MetLife on its litigation over its SIFI designation
  • Numerous corporate defenses including Illumina and Ventana against unsolicited takeover bids by Roche; and Vulcan on its defense against Martin Marietta
  • Numerous proxy fights including Hess/Elliott; Forest Laboratories/Carl Icahn; New York Times/Harbinger/Firebrand; Dollar Tree/Starboard
  • Numerous collegiate and K-12 educational institutions on crises

Previously, Paul was executive vice president, International for a major public relations firm and, prior to that, helped start a sports marketing firm.

Paul has a B.A. degree in political science from Syracuse University and is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations.

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