Edward Bridges is a senior managing director in the Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting and is based in London.
Mr. Bridges, who joined FTI Consulting in 1994, leads the Strategic Communications’ Special Situations team. Over the past 19 years at the firm he has specialised in advising firms in developing communications strategies to support their corporate ambitions through capital markets funded growth. His team has advised on many equity IPO, recapitalisations and debt issuances and restructurings. Since 1999 he has advised on the FTSE-100 IPOs of Dimension Data and Partygaming (now Bwinparty), advised some of the UK’s most substantial IT and Software businesses on their financial calendar and M&A communications strategies (including HP’s acquisition of Autonomy) as well as the IPO of Amadeus IT Holdings, one of the largest Spanish IPOs of the past 4 years. His debt capital market experience includes the restructurings undertaken by INEOS (the world’s third largest chemicals company) Wind Hellas, Weather Investments, as well as Travelport, British Vita, RUSAL and Dubai World. He has also advised on high yield issuances by Kerling plc, INEOS, Wind Telecommunicazione and InterXion. His current client base includes major UK-listed businesses as well as significant European and global private equity firms whom he advises on reputation management and communications undertaken by their portfolio companies. He also represented GMR International when it invested in its European power portfolio and various airports in India and Turkey.