FD Acquires Top Brussels Public Affairs Firm Blueprint
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FD Acquires Top Brussels Public Affairs Firm Blueprint

Financial Dynamics International is acquiring Blueprint Partners, one of Brussels’ largest independent public affairs and corporate communications consultancies. Blueprint, which was recently named the European Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year, employs 30 staff from more than 12 different nationalities.

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BRUSSELSFinancial Dynamics International is acquiring Blueprint Partners, one of Brussels’ largest independent public affairs and corporate communications consultancies. Blueprint was established five years ago and has rapidly become a market leader in advising blue chip clients from around the world both in their relationship with the EU regulatory process and in implementing pan-European corporate communications strategies.

 

Blueprint, which was recently named the European Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year by the Holmes Report, employs 30 staff from more than 12 different nationalities.

 

According to FD group CEO Charles Watson: Brussels is one of the world’s critical hubs for the communications industry and our ability to offer our clients a world class service in this key market has been a long standing ambition at FD.” He said FD has “established an excellent working relationship” with Blueprint on numerous mutual client assignments.

 

Adds Blueprint managing partner Julia Harrison: “The combination of our businesses significantly adds to our ability to service clients internationally and in the wider communications field. In particular, it will add further impetus to our integrated PA and PR offer and will help us grow our financial services and competition work around M&A transactions.”

 

FD now employs more than 650 staff and advises more than 900 clients worldwide through hub offices in London and New York, which are supported by its network of wholly-owned offices in Bahrain, Beijing, Bogota, Boston, Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Johannesburg Los Angeles, Manchester, Moscow, Panama City, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Washington, D.C.

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