Jonathan is also Global Co-Head of the firm’s Financial Situations & Capital Markets practice, advising clients across industries on developing and implementing stakeholder engagement programs related to mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism and other material market matters. In 2022, the practice advised on 160 transactions worth $416 billion and counseled corporate issuers on 20 publicly disclosed activist defense engagements with an aggregate market cap of $616 billion.
Jonathan’s representative recent engagement highlights include advising: US Bancorp on its acquisition of MUFG Union Bank; Canadian National on its unsolicited bid for Kansas City Southern and resolution agreement with TCI Fund Management; 7-Eleven on its acquisition of Speedway; LVMH on its acquisition of Tiffany & Co; Coherent on its response to unsolicited proposals and acquisition by II-VI Incorporated; M&T Bank on its acquisition of People’s United; Viasat on its proposed acquisition of Inmarsat; Cooper Tire on its acquisition by Goodyear; and Nasdaq on its acquisition of Verafin.
Jonathan is frequently cited as an industry leader, recently named by Mergerlinks as a “Top M&A PR Consultant in North America” (2022, 2021), by Insider as a “Top 15 Financial PR Pro Sought by CEOs” (2020) and included on the Observer’s “PR Power List” (2023).
Prior to joining Brunswick in 2017, Jonathan was a Partner and member of the Management Committee at Sard Verbinnen & Co, originally based in New York before launching and serving as Co-Head of the London office for four years.
He currently serves on Harvard Law School’s Corporate Governance Roundtable Advisory Council and the New York Public Library’s Business Leadership Council. He holds an M.B.A. from The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and a B.A. from Wake Forest University.