US consulting firm FTI to acquire Financial Dynamics

Financial Dynamics has been sold to US consulting firm FTI Consulting for £137m

The deal comes after months of speculation that the London-based City PR giant -  which has 450 staff in 17 offices worldwide - has been up for sale.

FD group chief executive Charles Watson said said: 'Joining forces with a recognised leader in the consulting world marks a landmark for the comms industry - creating the optimal environment in which FD will continue to thrive and grow.'

FD boasts more than 750 clients. It expects to exceed £66m in revenue for 2006.

The agency is currently owned by Advent International and FD's management.

FTI intends to operate FD as a separate business, run by its existing management team, including Watson and US CEO Declan Kelly. 

For full coverage of the acquisition read PRWeek this Friday (15 September).

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