gabbeFinn Partners has acquired New York-based gabbegroup, a 34-year-old PR firm focused on the health and education markets.

Founders Jill and Jim Gabbe are slated to join FP on Oct. 1 as senior advisors and the firm's staff (15 at the end of 2013) will relocate to FP's New York offices on East 57th St.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founding partner Peter Finn said the deal bolsters his firm's expansion in both the education and health sectors, noting gabbegroup's long-term client relationships. Gabbegroup clients include Indiana University, Jonas Center for Nursing & Veterans Healthcare, and Carnegie Mellon Integrated Innovation Institute among dozens of others.

FP managing partner Alicia Young will oversee the new addition.