The acquisition, which sees Northbank’s 32-strong outfit rebrand under the College Hill name, brings 100 life science clients to College Hill’s roster. College Hill, which has also bought Gainsborough Communications and Stonehenge PR in the last year, is now 150 strong.
Northbank has offices in London, Manchester and Munich and clients including Oxford BioMedica, Sigma-Aldrich, and Novozymes Delata.
Northbank CEO Sue Charles will lead College Hill’s Life Sciences sector team as Managing Partner.
Northbank senior team members Katja Stout and Chris Fisher will also be appointed Partner and Associate Partner respectively.
‘They [Northbank] significantly strengthen our client offering in the sector and in turn, Northbank's clients now have available to them a wider range of disciplines and reach,’ said College Hill chairman Alex Sandberg.