Campbell/dpa deal is a merger, not a takeover or buyout

The merger of lighting consultancies dpa Lighting and Campbell Design is a merger, and not in any sense a takeover, as you reported two weeks ago.

There has been no buyout of one company by another, but rather two successful lighting design practices have come together in equal partnership to consolidate and strengthen our position in the marketplace and strengthen the service to existing and potential clients.

As of 1 March 2007, dpa Lighting Design and Campbell Design will merge to form one entity, with a name which includes both dpa and Campbell Design. Our London offices will combine, and Gary Campbell will be the partner running them.

We hope this clarifies the situation that the joining together is an amalgamation of the two practices, and in no way a takeover. We would also like to clarify that dpa does not have an office in India, as reported, but we do work with clients based in India.

Gary Campbell, Nick Hoggett and Barry Hannaford, Directors, dpa Lighting Design incorporating Campbell Design, London W10

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