Grayling acquires specialist consultancy in Berlin to expand German business
Grayling, part of Accordience, continues to strengthen its offer in Germany with the new acquisition of Berlin-based Advice Partners, a consultancy specialising in Public Affairs and Crisis Communications. This further bolsters Grayling’s unmatched network across Europe, adds a third office in Germany in addition to Frankfurt and Munich, and provides further value and integrated capabilities for its global clients.
Sarah Scholefield, Grayling Global CEO, said: “As a major political and economic player in Europe, Germany continues to be a key market for both Grayling and our clients. This acquisition enables us to provide more integrated approaches to engage with a wider variety of stakeholders and is highly complementary to the Grayling portfolio.
Advice Partners has built a long-standing and excellent reputation across a range of industries, and they are well positioned to support companies as they navigate an era of profound transformation. We are delighted to welcome them to the Grayling network.”
Advice Partners will continue operating under its current brand name. Its leadership team of Nicole Heyder and Boris Barth will join Grayling Germany’s management board and report into Grayling Germany CEO Geraldine Schroeder.
The acquisition follows Grayling’s appointment of Schroeder in 2020, and Marco Dautel as Head of Munich in 2021.