BORDER LINES: HONG KONG - APCO purchases Batey Burn

APCO Associates has bought its China and Vietnam affiliate, government affairs and investment consultancy Batey Burn. The consultancy has six offices across the two countries, while APCO already has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai under the banner of APCO Asia. Batey Burn will be rebranded as APCO Asia and its founders, Peter Batey and Richard Burn will become APCO Asia chairman and co-managing director respectively.

APCO Associates has bought its China and Vietnam affiliate,

government affairs and investment consultancy Batey Burn. The

consultancy has six offices across the two countries, while APCO already

has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai under the banner of APCO

Asia. Batey Burn will be rebranded as APCO Asia and its founders, Peter

Batey and Richard Burn will become APCO Asia chairman and co-managing

director respectively.



APCO Asia is currently headed by managing director Mark Michelson, who

will carry on in his post. Batey Burn, founded ten years ago, counts

over 40 staff. Clients include Rothmans, Commercial and General Union,

BT and Estee Lauder.



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