Weber-McGinn, the public affairs arm of Weber PR Worldwide, has
purchased government relations firm Barbour Griffith and Rogers (BG&R).
Fortune magazine recently ranked BG&R second in its ranking of lobbying
firms with the most clout in Washington. Weber-McGinn president Dan
McGinn said the deal adheres to his agency’s strategy of ’not looking
for an acquisition quick hit or a big-name agency, but instead for
quality partners’. Its clients include Delta Airlines, Glaxo Wellcome
and Microsoft. The agency was founded in 1991 and has projected 1999
revenues in excess of pounds 5 million.
McGinn emphasized that BG&R will maintain its name and current