H&K Acquires Norweigian PR Firm Gambit
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H&K Acquires Norweigian PR Firm Gambit

Hill & Knowlton has acquired Norwegian communications consultancy Gambit. The company’s name will be changed to Gambit H&K. As a result, Hill & Knowlton Nordic now employs 100 people in Scandinavia.

Paul Holmes

LONDON—Hill & Knowlton has acquired Norwegian communications consultancy Gambit. The company’s name will be changed to Gambit H&K. As a result, Hill & Knowlton Nordic now employs 100 people in Finland, Sweden and Norway, and has revenues of approximately 11 million Euros. In Denmark, the firm operates through an associate office.
 
Gambit, led by chairman Eric Cameron and chief executive Lars Erik Gronntun, is one of the largest communications agencies in Norway with revenues of approximately 3 million Euros and employs 22 people. Aeas of expertise include communications strategy, media relations, marketing communications, public affairs and financial communications.
 
The two firms have worked together since 1997.
 
Says Gronntun, “We believe that this presents new opportunities for our clients and staff. Gambit H&K can utilise the group’s worldwide network of experts and co-ordinate communications activities for Norwegian companies internationally.”
 
Kim Nyberg, who runs Hill and Knowlton in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Eastern Europe and Russia, says the acquisition is a major step forward in the region, “It has always been our intention to build a complete Nordic entity to share best practice and provide industry leading client service. With the purchase of Gambit, our position in the Nordic countries is now stronger than ever.”
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