Luke Lambert
Luke Lambert

G&S Business Communications has acquired CooperKatz & Co. to more than double its New York fee income base to the $11M range.

Ralph Katz, CK co-founder, will become executive VP of G&S to expand its integrated business model with a focus on paid programming.

Anne Green, CK president & CEO, will take the helm of the 65-member NYC office. She will succeed managing director Audra Hession, who will now lead the beefed-up corporate and reputation management practice.

Luke Lambert, CEO of G&S, said the deal will “help power a culture of growth for our clients, employees and business.”

Katz, who noted that the two firms share similar a culture and values, “can’t imagine a better strategic fit for this next chapter in our agency’s evolution." Rick Gould, head of Gould+Partners, represented CK in the deal.

G&S recorded $27.3M in fees last year with $5.3M of that amount coming from New York. CK had $5.6M in 2017 fees.