Colman Getty acquired by Four Communications Group
Culture and campaign consultancy Colman Getty has been acquired by Four Communications Group. Over half of the equity of Colman Getty has been acquired (60%) by Four, with Dotti Irving, chief executive and Liz Sich, managing director, retaining 40% of the company, which will now be known as Four Colman Getty. The agency will also move to Four Communications Group’s Leicester Square headquarters in the coming weeks. Nan Williams, group chief executive of Four Communications Group, said: “The acquisition of Colman Getty is a tremendous step for the Four Communications Group. As well as our phenomenal organic growth since 2001, we are committed to an intelligent acquisition programme of top notch independent companies which are leaders in their field. The energy, heritage and passion of Colman Getty makes it one of the most impressive independent consultancies in the UK today. We are proud that it will become part of our Four family and thrilled to welcome the exceptional leaders of Colman Getty management to our senior management team.” Dotti Irving, chief executive of Colman Getty added; “After twenty five years of running Colman Getty, it has been a big decision to move into a bigger arena. We wanted to merge with Four because the people there have the same commitment to their clients and their people as we have at Colman Getty. As Four Colman Getty, we will be able to offer both staff and clients a much broader, deeper service. As part of an integrated, but still independent group, we can now offer critical new services like public affairs, design and media buying, all under one roof. We are hugely excited about the prospect of what we will achieve together in the future." It is understood that the company’s 36 staff will be retained in the move, bringing the number working at Four Communications to 150.