Bob West
Bob East

ICR has acquired Westwicke Partners, a health-centered investor relations firm based in Baltimore with offices in New York, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco and London.

Headed by founders Bob East and Mark Klausner, Westwicke’s 30 staffers serve more than 100 clients in the life science, medical technology and healthcare sectors.

ICR CEO Tom Ryan plans to combine his firm’s 75-plus healthcare staffers with Westwicke’s group to create the Westwicke, An ICR Company, brand.

East and Klausner will helm the new entity that has expanded its capabilities to include PR, digital branding, crisis/special situations and governance advisory services.

Founded in 2006, Westwicke has worked for Quorum Health, Ensign Group, Archer, Netsmart, Tonix Pharmaceuticals and Teleflex.