Friday 20 July 2018

Hume Brophy acquires US and Hong Kong based Madaket+Co

Conall McDevitt, CEO of Hume Brophy
Conall McDevitt, CEO of Hume Brophy
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Irish communications firm Hume Brophy has announced the acquisition of Madaket+Co, a communications consultancy firm with operations in New York and Hong Kong.

Hume Brophy, which specialises in public relations, public affairs, investor relations and corporate and financial communications, will establish its first full-time base in Hong Kong through the deal.

The six member team of corporate and financial communications specialists in Hong Kong will join Hume Brophy’s existing 12-strong Asia team, headquartered in Singapore and led by Asia managing director Martin Reidy.

Day-to-day operations in Hong Kong will be led by Thomas Kwan, who assumes the role of director at the Hong Kong office.

The acquisition of Madaket+Co, with its Hong Kong and US offices, adds geographic reach to Hume Brophy’s practice, which already covers London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Singapore and Dublin.

"This acquisition is a strong statement of intent to continue building an international, independent communications and corporate affairs firm.

Bringing Madaket into the Hume Brophy network strengthens our offering across the world’s three biggest capital markets – and gives us strong, deep and expert-led teams in every key global hub," Conall McDevitt, CEO of Hume Brophy, said.

Founded in 2005 by John Hume and Eoin Brophy, the company has 120 employees drawn from various backgrounds including media, advertising, marketing, investor relations, professional services and industry association backgrounds.

In addition, the company is supported by a global panel of senior consultants, including former editors, journalists, regulators, European Union commissioners, members of the European Parliament, national parliamentarians, government ministers and, special advisers and officials.

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