Roman Geiser
Roman Geiser

Switzerland’s Team Farner has added London’s Lansons to its line-up of 16 integrated communications shops throughout Europe.

Backed by Waterland private equity firm, Team Farner has outposts in Germany, France, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium.

Lansons, which was launched by Tony Langham and Clare Parsons in 1989, will serve as Team Farner’s UK flagship. It offers corporate, financial, public affairs, crisis managment and sustainability services.

Roman Geiser, executive chair of Team Farner, said the addition of the London firm puts his shop into “one of the most important communications markets in Europe” and internationalizes its business.

Langham, executive chair, and Parsons, non-executive director, will remain in their Lansons’ posts, along with CEO Gordon Tempest-Hay, who took the top spot in January 2022.

Team Farner says its annual volume is in the $125M range. It has more than 700 staffers.