Avenir Global buys Hanover
Avenir Global of Montreal has acquired Hanover, a public relations agency based in London, UK. The agency also operates offices in Brussels, Dublin , Dubai and Abu Dhabi. According to the company, the acquisition is part of an ongoing effort to expand its international operations, particularly in the regions of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Hanover has 163 employees, and clients including Goldman Sachs, Airbus, Microsoft, Apple, Warner Media, Sky, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Premier League, Tata Steel, Lilly, Novartis, BMS, Roche and Takeda. The Hanover Group also includes creative agency The Playbook and branding firm Multiple. Avenir Global is a subsidiary of the Res Publica Consulting Group.
“We are building a powerful network of colleagues who are the best in their field and our goal is to provide our clients with bold thinking founded on research, insights and deep sector expertise,” said Ralph Sutton, international managing partner at Avenir Global. “Hanover is hugely respected as one of the best and fastest growing agencies in the world and this transaction showcases our ambitions. In addition to an enhanced geographic footprint, there is a strong cultural alignment, which is critical to our teams working well together.”