Waggener Edstrom and Havas have acquired European agencies focused on the healthcare sector.
Paris-based Havas, which owns Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, said today it took a majority stake in Creative Lynx, a Manchester-based digital health and wellness communications agency with clients like Johnson & Johnson, GSK and AstraZeneca.
Waggener Edstrom, the No. 3 independent PR firm based in Bellevue, Wash., has acquired Munich-based Patzer PR.
WaggEd, which has a small Munich outpost, adds five-year-old Patzer’s 10 staffers under managing partner Michael Patzer, a former product manager for Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi.
Patzer has been an affiliate of the GolbalCom network of PR shops, which includes HealthStar PR in the U.S.