UK-based Huntsworth has acquired Cormis, healthcare strategic communications & medical staff training shop.

The deal marks Huntsworth's first acquisition since it went private under the ownership of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice investment firm.

Founded in 2011, Cormis staffers focus on capability building programs in leadership, coaching, strategic planning, cross-functional teamwork and communications.

It will join Huntsworth's 400-member The Creative Engagement Group that focuses on live and virtual event marketing; digital, immersive and film; scientific engagement and training; digital learning consulting and employee engagement consulting.

Cormis UK (Surrey) partners Ian Close, Ila Garner-Patel and Dan Masquelier, and US (Philadelphia) partners Bob Dufour and Sue Lohr, will join TCEG leadership team.

Russ Lidstone, CEO of TCEG, called the acquisition of Cormis the next step in boosting strategic offering for healthcare clients.