Zeno Group has acquired 12-year-old, UK-based 3 Monkeys Communications, scaling up its European reach to 75 staffers with the independent, mid-sized firm.

Zeno - 3 Monkeys deal
Angie Richard, Richard Edelman, Barby Siegel

3 Monkeys, which will operate as 3 Monkeys | Zeno, focuses on consumer, corporate and b2b communications in the healthcare, financial services, consumer packaged goods and technology, including Anheuser-Busch, Castrol, Lenovo and Starbucks.

"The board and I believe it’s the best next chapter for the company, all us Monkeys and for our clients," said founder Angie Moxham. "We have been looking at how we globalize 3 Monkeys for a few years now, in response to client demand, including us going on the acquisition trail."

Moxham becomes "chief Monkey, Zeno Europe," while Christine Jewell is mangaing director of the combined firm leading day-to-day UK.

Zeno opened in London in 2012.

Daniel J. Edelman owns Zeno Group, which is led by CEO Barby Siegel. She called the deal a "major step forward" for the firm in its "global ambitions."