H&K Acquires Hong Kong Financial Specialist
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H&K Acquires Hong Kong Financial Specialist

Hill & Knowlton has acquired a majority stake in specialist PR firm, Rikes Communications. Rikes, founded in 2000 by Raymond Siu, specializes in financial communications and investor relations for Chinese companies as they go international.

Paul Holmes

HONG KONG—Hill & Knowlton has acquired a majority stake in specialist PR firm, Rikes Communications. Rikes, founded in 2000 by Raymond Siu, specializes in financial communications and investor relations for Chinese companies as they go international. Longstanding clients of the firm include China Southern Airlines, Guangshen Railway and Huaneng Power.

The move strengthens Hill & Knowlton’s position in financial communications in Greater China, where a growing number of companies are looking to market products—and raise capital—on international markets.

Hill & Knowlton Hong Kong first established its financial communications practice in 1990. Recent deals include the IPOs of Alibaba.com and China Railway Group, as well as ongoing financial communications and investor relations for a roster of cutting edge and established Hong Kong and Chinese listed companies.

According to James Heimowitz, president and CEO Hill & Knowlton North Asia: “This move is part of our continuing expansion in Greater China. The two companies complement each other in terms of both the industries our clients cover, and in the strengths each party brings to the new larger firm. I fully intend for H&K to be the undisputed leader in this sector.”

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