BRUSSELS (5 April 2022) – SEC Newgate EU sees its global footprint expanding with the Group’s acquisition of a significant stake in leading US public affairs firm Global Strategy Group (GSG), bringing new offices in Chicago, New York, Seattle, and Washington DC. 

GSG, which posted a turnover of $54 million in 2021, will be the flagship US agency for the SEC Newgate Group, reinforcing its full suite of communications, public affairs, research and creative services for clients. 

This partnership is a significant step for SEC Newgate EU equipping the Group’s European hub to provide premium transatlantic support to clients across sectors and services, particularly given the importance of the Brussels-Washington DC axis for policy and regulatory developments. 

“The culture and values of SEC Newgate and GSG are well aligned, as we are both data-driven, results-oriented, and battle-tested,” said Jefrey Pollock, President and co-founder of GSG. 

“Over the past 30 years, our company has grown dramatically, and we are excited to continue that trajectory in the US, the largest market in the world” said Fiorenzo Tagliabue, Group Chief Executive of SEC Newgate. 

“Joining forces with a firm of GSG’s calibre will increase our reach and yield measurable benefits for our clients. For those based in the US, this expansion will deliver a solid footprint at the heart of Europe,” said Tom Parker, Group Deputy Chief Executive of SEC Newgate and Chairman of SEC Newgate EU. 

“Through our partnership with GSG, we now have a big presence in the US market. As the Group’s European hub, we see enormous opportunities for the SEC Newgate EU team and for our clients,” said Victoria Main, Chief Executive Officer of SEC Newgate EU. 

About SEC Newgate

SEC Newgate is an insights and research-driven global strategic communications and advocacy group. The Group works at the nexus of business, politics, communities, markets and media to deliver positive outcomes for clients and communities in a connected world, where companies increasingly need communications partners with strong local roots, global reach and true entrepreneurial spirit, driven forward by talented people. The SEC Newgate team operates seamlessly across five continents, helping clients clearly demonstrate their purpose and value, delivering around the clock counsel and support, implementing campaigns locally, nationally and internationally.

About GSG 

Global Strategy Group (GSG) was recently named Public Affairs Agency of the year and is a full-service communications, public affairs and research agency tackling some of today’s most complex and important challenges. With more than 25 years of experience and a team of 150+ professionals, we protect and build corporate reputations, influence decision makers, advocate on important social issues, and win campaigns. GSG’s research practice is the largest Democratic political polling operation in the US.