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Deal of the Month: UK-based Huntsworth acquires majority stake in PR Agency Kyne for €15.6 million

By Business & Finance
31 May 2019
David Kyne

Health sector PR firm will merge with Huntsworth subsidiary Evoke PR & Influence to form Evoke Kyne, led by Kyne CEO and founder David Kyne.

Kyne, founded in 2009, is a specialist health-sector PR firm with offices in Dublin, London, Los Angeles and New York. The company has been acquired by Ev0ke Group, a Huntsworth subsidiary and will form Evoke Kyne, led by David Kyne.

Clients the company have worked with include the US-based Rockefeller Foundation, and the Carter Centre, founded by former US president Jimmy Carter. The Evoke Group is also a health-sector PR firm and has worked with Bristol Myers Squibb and Jannsen.

Mr Kyne said of the acquisition,

Together with our clients, we can take on the world’s most pressing health issues, helping improve and save lives around the globe.

“Kyne brings an expanded capability in healthcare public relations and patient advocacy to the Evoke Group [a Huntsworth subsidiary] to support additional briefs from global clients,” said Huntsworth chief executive Paul Taaffe.

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