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Knutsford medical comms company Fishawack expands with US acquisition

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Medical communications group Fishawack has expanded with an acquisition in the US.
The deal will make medical comms company Carling Group, which has offices in San Diego and London, part of Knutsford-based Fishawack’s global business.
Carling Group includes full-service healthcare marketing and communications agency Carling Communications and medical education services provider MCME Global.
The value of the transaction, the first since private equity investor LDC backed Fishawack’s £38m buyout in January, remains undisclosed.
Carling Communications will be the first in Fishawack Group’s portfolio of agencies to focus entirely on healthcare marketing.
Fishawack CEO Oliver Dennis said: “The financial backing and support of our investment partner LDC is enabling us to accelerate our international growth strategy.
“Through creative agency Carling Communications we’re now able to offer clients a comprehensive healthcare marketing service for the first time, while the addition of MCME bolsters our medical education offering.”
He added: “This deal marks the seventh strategic acquisition during our 16-year history and a significant step in the expansion of our reach, capabilities and client base.”
Carling principal Didi Discar, who founded the group in 2010, commented: “This deal signals a new beginning in our offering.
“Our skills complement each other and provide synergies that will significantly benefit current and future clients, while building on our shared vision of excellence, integrity and respect. As part of the Fishawack Group we join a truly global network.” Read more

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