Schawk buys Brandimage – Desgrippes & Laga

International brand and marketing group Schawk has acquired consultancy Brandimage – Desgrippes & Laga, which has offices around the world and a turnover of £20.5 million.

Brandimage – Desgrippes & Laga was set up in 2008 following a merger between US consultancy Lipson Airport Glass & Associates and France-based Desgrippes Gobé. It has offices in Chacago, Cincinnati, Paris, Brussels, Shanghai, Seoul and Hong Kong.

The acquisition will see Brandimage – Desgrippes & Laga operate alongside the Schawk-owned Anthem Worldwide consultancy, which has UK offices in London and York.

Schawk president and chief executive David Schawk says, ‘We believe that bringing our companies together will further differentiate our offering to global clients seeking to enhance the position of their brands.’

John Hilbrich, chief executive of Brandimage – Desgrippes & Laga, says, ‘Brandimage clients and staff will benefit from the resources and forward thinking of the Schawk/Anthem organisation and their vision for the future growth of branding and design strategy.’

The acquisition is expected to be completed early next month following due diligence procedures.

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