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Brainlabs secures private equity funding for growth and acquisitions

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By John Glenday, Reporter

March 13, 2019 | 2 min read

Digital marketing agency Brainlabs is on the cusp of a significant expansion and acquisitions drive after securing a significant but undisclosed investment from private equity firm Living Bridge.

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Brainlabs earmarks private equity funding for growth and acquisitions

Brainlabs provides data-led marketing services for brands such as Formula1 and TUI, growing from just one individual working in his parents’ attic to a staff of 240 since its formation 2012.

Outlining his lofty vision chief executive Daniel Gilbert said: “I’m buzzing. We’re going to reunite creative and media with a full-service marketing agency built first and foremost around clients who want true partnerships, specialist expertise and market-leading growth.

He made the bold prediction: “Our plan for the next five years is to build the biggest and best marketing agency in the UK.”

Brainlabs, which has offices in London and Texas, will now reportedly have the firepower to capitalise on the fast-growing marketing sector in the US and UK, which could reach £3.3bn by 2021 according to some estimates.

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