LONDON—inVentiv Health, which two years ago acquired international healthcare public relations firm Chandler Chicco, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a minority interest in Haas & Health Partner Public Relations and SanCom Creative Communication Solutions, two leading German healthcare communications firms. Haas & Health Partner and SanCom will become members of the Chandler Chicco network and will report directly to its managing director of European operations, Fiona Hall.
inVentiv Health has acquired 19.9 percent of Haas & Health Partner and SanCom CCS, both based in Eltville, near Frankfurt. Founded in 2001 by German healthcare communications experts Irene Haas and Ulrich van Gemmern, Haas & Health Partner and SanCom CCS provide national and global healthcare clients with integrated communication solutions. The companies’ client rosters include Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CSL Behring, Janssen-Cilag, Lilly and Wyeth.
According to Bob Chandler, principal: “Germany is a significant step that further benefits our clients’ interests there. We have been in that market on an affiliated basis with Haas & Health for close to a decade.”
Haas & Health founder Irene Haas adds: " The CCC approach in Europe is truly unique, providing best-in-class healthcare communication services by connecting superior global and European insight and tailor-made national solutions. We are very proud to be part of a network that will undoubtedly play a leading role in the future development of the industry".