The newly re-branded Nexus Communications has acquired healthcare
specialist Jonathan Street Communications.
Agency founder Jonathan Street, his co-director Mark Purcell and six
staff are to join the existing Nexus healthcare operation, which
includes OTC clients such as Warner Lambert and UniChem.
The acquisition comes as Nexus, formerly Nexus Choat, drops the name of
its founder and chairman Jonathan Choat from its title, and launches a
new corporate identity.
Street specialises in healthcare crisis management with around 30
clients including Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare Trust. He said the
deal had been discussed informally for months and that the agencies had
a good fit.
He added: 'We have been in a niche market since I started six years ago
and need to spread our wings to learn more skills in other parts of the
business. It is also an opportunity for my staff to have other
opportunities in a larger company.'
Last year Nexus established an operation dedicated to ethical issues. It
announced a strategic partnership with a medical education business,
Darwin Communications, earlier this year.
Jonathan Street will form part of the Nexus healthcare division, which
will be run alongside the agency's two other divisions - Nexus
Technology and Nexus Consumer & Business.