Publicis Groupe acquires CNC – Communications & Network Consulting AG

Publicis Groupe has acquired strategic communications consultancy CNC – Communications & Network Consulting AG . CNC will become part of MSLGROUP, the strategic communications network of Publicis Groupe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Munich, CNC is an international strategic communications consultancy group. CNC, which employs around 100 professionals, is present in 14 cities across Europe, Asia, North and South America. Since its founding in 2002, the consultancy has regularly achieved double-digit annual growth.

CNC advises large corporations, mid-cap companies, institutions and individuals on all aspects of strategic communications within their specific markets. CNC’s services range from strategic communications and reputation management to financial communications, crisis counseling including litigation advisory, branding and public affairs.

CNC has been involved in more than 100 German IPO transactions with a total volume of more than €180 billion and has a particularly strong focus on cross-border mandates.

CNC will be aligned to MSLGROUP. Its leadership under CEO Dr. Christoph Walther remains unchanged.  MSLGROUP CEO Olivier Fleurot and MSLGROUP President for the EMEA region, Anders Kempe, will join CNC’s supervisory board where Mr Kempe will become Chairman.

Maurice Levy, Publicis Groupe Chairman and CEO, said,”CNC is one of the premier strategic and financial public relations firms in Europe, with a client base that is outstanding. I have followed CNC’s success story with interest and I am impressed by the company’s entrepreneurial spirit. The skill set will fit perfectly into our group and our strategy to make Germany one of our key hubs.”

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