THURSDAY 26 JAN 2023 2:04 PM


UK-based communications firm Hume Brophy has been acquired by Penta, following a trend in agency acquisitions this month.

U.S giant Penta has announced the acquisition of UK communications firm Hume Brophy. The move follows a series recent of new-year agency acquisitions, with Teneo also being snapped up by Tulchan this month. The acquisition is hoped to help consolidate Penta’s position as a stakeholder solutions firm.

"Leaders are increasingly required to solve complex challenges under public scrutiny and engage with a growing set of stakeholders,” says Penta president, Matt McDonald. “As we look to provide the actionable intelligence businesses need to inform their decision-making, we are excited to welcome the Hume Brophy team to Penta.”

Hume Brophy's chief executive, Conall McDevitt, will become Penta senior partner, as well as managing partner Europe and Asia. Founded in 2005, Hume Brophy has a reputation as a leading communications and government relations firm.

McDonald continues: “Their deep understanding of the issues that matter most to our clients and unmatched access to the highest level of international decision-making will significantly bolster Penta's strategy offerings across the globe.”

John Hume and Eoin Brophy, Hume Brophy co-founders who will be continuing as senior advisors at Penta, say: "This is an opportunity for our talented and dedicated colleagues to lead Penta's growth and to work as one team on a new and exciting global platform that will compete with the very best in the world.”