DUBLIN: Shandwick International has acquired Dublin PR firm
Financial and Corporate Communications to strengthen its financial and
corporate capabilities in Europe.
The 15-strong agency was acquired for an undisclosed sum but is believed
to be worth close to pounds 2 million. It has been renamed FCC
FCC, which is headed by directors and founders Eileen Gleeson and Mary
McCarthy, will complement Shandwick’s existing office in Belfast.
Shandwick deputy chief executive Michael Murphy said: ’The firm will be
an immediate asset as we strengthen our financial communications
capabilites around the world and expand our technology and public
affairs expertise into new markets.’
FCC has worked with Shandwick in the past on one of Ireland’s biggest
corporate transactions, as part of the Esat Telecom bid defence team,
which won the best Financial Campaign Award at the PRCA awards in