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Jasper Joins SKDK

Wed, May 17, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

SKDKStagwell’s SKDK has acquired Jasper Advisors, which was founded in September 2022 by Brunswick Group veterans David Sutphen and Julie Andreeff Jensen.

BerlinRosen Takes Majority Stake in Inkhouse

Wed, May 10, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Beth MonaghanBerlinRosen has taken a majority stake in Inkhouse, the Boston-based technology PR shop with more than 140 staffers and offices in New York, San Francisco and Seattle.

Standard General's Tegna Deal Goes Down to Wire

Mon, May 8, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

TEGNAStandard General CEO Soo Kim says the company faces a May 22 deadline to complete the $5.4B deal to acquire Tegna to create the largest minority-owned TV broadcaster.

ICR Acquires Lumina Communications

Tue, May 2, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

ICRICR Inc. has acquired Lumina Communications, San Jose-based B2B technology firm that has more than 40 staffers and 50+ clients.

Subject Matter Merges with Kivvit

Mon, May 1, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Subject matterSubject Matter, the DC-based advocacy shop, is acquiring Kivvit, which ranks No. 18 in O’Dwyer’s rankings with 2022 fees of $39.5M. Private equity firm Coral Tree Partners owns Subject Matter.

BerlinRosen Takes Majority Stake in M18 PR

Wed, Apr. 26, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Michael TavaniBerlinRosen and its private equity investor O2 Investment Partners have taken a majority stake in New York-based M18 PR, a real estate, hospitality and design specialist.

WPP Makes FGS/KKR Deal Official

Tue, Apr. 11, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

Mark ReadWPP CEO Mark Read has announced that KKR has made a “growth investment" in FGS Global, a transaction that values the strategic & financial communications firm at $1.4B.

Actum Acquires Kirtzman Strategies

Tue, Apr. 4, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

KirzmanActum, which was launched by Mercury Public Affairs staffers in 2022, has acquired New York-based Kirtzman Strategies. Andrew Kirtzman has been a fixture in NYC's media and political scenes.

LLYC Acquires BAM

Thu, Mar. 30, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

LLYCLLYC is acquiring an 80 percent stake in BAM, the 35-member San Diego shop that serves the technology and venture capital segments, in a deal valued at $13.2M. The transaction doubles the Spanish firm's size in the US.

WPP Gets Goat

Wed, Mar. 22, 2023

By Steve Barnes

GOATWPP acquires Goat, an influencer marketing agency with more than 150 staffers across “remote working hubs” in the UK, US and Singapore.

APCO Worldwide Scoops Up Gagen MacDonald

Thu, Mar. 16, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

APCOAPCO Worldwide has acquired Gagen MacDonald, the 25-year-old Chicago-based organizational communications/employee engagement specialist.

PPHC Acquires Multistate Assocs. for $22M

Wed, Mar. 1, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

PPHCPublic Policy Holding Company has acquired Alexandria-based Multistate Associates, a local and state government relations shop with 77 staffers, for $22M.

Knox Lane Invests in Spectrum Science

Tue, Feb. 7, 2023

By Kevin McCauley

SpectrumKnox Lane has made a strategic investment in Spectrum Science, which ranks No. 4 on O’Dwyer’s roster of healthcare firms with fee income of $48.9M in 2021.

MikeWorldWide Acquires MRB

Tue, Jan. 31, 2023

By Jon Gingerich

Michael Kempner (L) & Michael BecceMikeWorldWide Public Relations has acquired technology specialist firm MRB Public Relations.