Hume Brophy acquires Madaket+Co
Global comms firm Hume Brophy has acquired Madaket+Co in order to establish its first office in Hong Kong and to expand its US corporate comms and public affairs offering.
Josh Nova, Madaket+Co’s founder, will assume the role of managing director of Hume Brophy US and will report to CEO Conall McDevitt. He will lead a team of five consultants in New York and oversee the company’s North American growth strategy.
The move will also see Madaket+Co’s team of six corporate and financial comms specialists in Hong Kong join Hume Brophy’s existing Asia team. Thomas Kwan will assume the role of director, Hong Kong and oversee day-to-day operations, with the company’s Asian headquarters still located in Singapore and led by Asia managing director Martin Reidy.
The acquisition adds geographic reach to Hume Brophy’s global corporate and financial comms practice, which currently covers London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Singapore and Dublin.
Conall McDevitt said: “This acquisition is a strong statement of intent to continue building an international, independent communications and corporate affairs firm. Bringing Madaket into the Hume Brophy network strengthens our offering across the world’s three biggest capital markets – and gives us strong, deep and expert-led teams in every key global hub.”
Josh Nova added: “I speak for the whole Madaket team in sharing my excitement at joining Hume Brophy. Together we have built a strong and thriving business because of our client-centric philosophy.
“I have long felt that being part of a bigger and global offering is the best way for this team and our business to reach its potential, but it was crucial that we shared a philosophy of dedication to our clients, creative thinking and entrepreneurship in our people and strategic vision in our approach.”
Pictured: Hume Brophy’s senior team