UK Brunswick Group expands US footprint with new office in Chicago

Brunswick Group, a leading corporate advisory firm, has announced the expansion of its US footprint with the opening in Chicago of its fifth American office. Brunswick’s Chicago office will serve as its Midwestern hub, providing senior counsel to the Midwest’s leading regional and global companies on critical issues and stakeholder relations, including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, employee engagement, crisis, litigation, and executive transitions.
Jayne Rosefield, previously a Partner in the New York office, will head up the Chicago office. Rosefield joined Brunswick in 2005 from JP Morgan and has driven the growth of Brunswick’s U.S. Consumer Industries offer. Her transaction highlights include AB InBev’s $107bn acquisition of SABMiller; Kraft’s $20bn acquisition and integration of Cadbury plc and $55bn merger with Heinz to become Kraft Heinz; Burger King’s $11bn acquisition of Tim Hortons to become Restaurant Brands International and Sysco’s $8.2bn proposed acquisition of US Foods.
Rosefield said: “Chicago’s diverse network of global businesses and forward-thinking leaders make it a natural choice in which to establish a Brunswick presence. It is my privilege to open the firm’s fifth American office in such a vibrant and important market.”
Joining Rosefield in Chicago is Christopher Hannegan, a Partner who heads Brunswick’s global employee engagement offer. This specialist offer helps CEOs and board members address people-related critical business issues including leadership, talent, culture, and strategy execution. Hannegan has nearly 25 years of experience, most of it spent in Chicago where he has advised over 100 companies in the Chicagoland and Midwest regions.
Susan Gilchrist, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “With so many of the world’s great companies based in the Midwest, we wanted to have a strong presence here too, supporting our clients on their biggest issues.”