Havas announced the acquisition of corporate, financial and strategic communications consultancy Klareco Communications to strengthen its global strategic communications advisory arm H/Advisors in the Asia-Pacific region.
The agency will be renamed H/Advisors Klareco and is an advisor for multinationals and Asia headquartered companies and known for protecting and elevating corporate reputations, advising on some of Singapore’s largest financial transactions and tackling business challenges such as cyber-attacks.
The acquisition follows the launch of H/Advisors in Dubai earlier this year and acquisitions of Australian Public Affairs, and Cunha Vaz & Associados, Portugal’s leading PR and communications consultancy.
“Our partnership with Klareco allows us to draw on their breadth of experience and knowledge of the Asian market as we continue to expand our Havas presence in APAC. We are delighted to welcome the well-respected Klareco team onboard and look forward to achieving great things together,” said Yannick Bolloré, Chairman and Global CEO, Havas, and Chairman, Vivendi.
“2023 has been an outstanding year of growth for H/Advisors, with the opening of our Dubai office and the acquisitions of CV&A (Portugal) & APA (Australia) and now our partnership with Klareco, which will strengthen our offering not only in APAC but globally. Klareco is the leading communications advisory in Southeast Asia, and we are delighted to welcome Shih-Huei, Mark and the talent and experience they will bring to H/Advisors,” said Stéphane Fouks, Executive Chairman, H/Advisors, and Vice President, Havas.
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