NEW YORK—The Global Consulting Group, the financial, corporate and public affairs subsidiary of Lord Peter Chadlington’s London-based Huntsworth has acquired Rose & Kindel, a California public affairs consultancy with offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles, 24 employees and approximately $5 million in annual revenues.
The acquisition follows the opening of a Washington, D.C., public affairs office, led by former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, and the acquisition in mid-2004 of Chicago’s Summit Consulting Group, which includes a significant public affairs practice, and London public affairs specialist Ergo Communications.
According to GCG chief executive Richard Wolff, “This acquisition of one of California’s premier public affairs consultancies is an important step in the development of GCG’s public affairs practice. GCG’s ability to service client needs in lobbying, regulatory matters, and public affairs strategy in California is critical to the on-going development of a truly global PA practice. The California market is simply too large and too unique to cover in any way except through a strong presence both in Sacramento and Los Angeles.”
Rose & Kindel is led by Cristina Rose, a veteran of Winner Wagner and former legislative coordinator and chief lobbyist for the California Department of Consumer Affairs under Governors Ronald Reagan and Edmund Brown, Jr.; and Maureen Kindel, former president of the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works.
Its clients include The City of Beverly Hills, Google, First Data Corporation, JP Morgan, Western Union, Disney, and Connex TCT.