Brunswick partner Andrew Grant has left the agency after ten years
and is starting a consultancy in partnership with cross-border investor
relations firm Taylor Rafferty.
Taylor Rafferty will put up funds for the new agency, in return for a
small equity stake. The plan is to market the two firms jointly to
potential clients. Grant plans to launch the agency in June, offering
listings, IPOs, and bids work on an international scale.
Over the last two months, Grant said he had been thinking about his next
career move, specifically starting his own agency or going to head an
existing one. He had been in talks with Brian Rafferty, the New
York-based managing director of Taylor Rafferty. It was these plans
which led to last week’s sudden departure.
Grant joined Brunswick in 1990, when it only had 30 staff. He became a
partner five years ago, and at the time that he left his clients
included nine FTSE-100 companies, including Sainsbury’s, Prudential and
He has not taken any clients with him.
Taylor Rafferty is an independently owned IR and financial
communications consultancy, with clients including the Dutch banking
giant ABN AMRO, BSkyB, Scottish Power and Railtrack.
Although Grant confirmed media reports that he had sought legal advice
following his departure from Brunswick, he said he would be taking no