London/New York – February 22, 2019 – Leading independent reputation management consultancy Lansons today announces the acquisition of Intermarket, the specialist strategic communications consultancy based in New York and founded by Matt Zachowski and Martin Mosbacher in 1986. The transaction represents the continued expansion of Lansons’ global strategic communications capabilities, building on its prominent role in leading international agency networks Public Relations Organisations (PROI) Worldwide and Global Communications Partners (GCP) and deepening the service it can provide clients in this strategically important market. D5 Capital advised Lansons on the acquisition.
Commenting on the news, Tony Langham, Chief Executive, Lansons said “As a business we are ambitious for ourselves and our clients, and the next phase of our development is international expansion in key markets that build upon our existing international consultancy capabilities. Many of our international clients have a footprint in both London and New York and major businesses are seeking more internationally-based consultancy. This presence in the world’s biggest communications market provides considerable opportunity and potential for long-term growth at a time when companies are striving to define their purpose globally.
“Intermarket has a great reputation in the US market and we’re excited to be working with their very talented team in New York. Having known Martin and Matt for many years through our work together as part of GCP and through the sharing of a number of international clients, we know there are strong synergies in the sectors we work in, in our sense of independence and in our deep commitment to client service.”
Both Zachowski and Mosbacher will continue in their