Wriglesworth, which will become part of Instinctif Partners’ capital markets and corporate affairs practice, specialises principally in the financial services, property, professional services, recruitment and HR sectors.
The purchase amount was undisclosed.
John Wriglesworth and Laura O’Connell will join Instinctif Partners’ Capital Markets and Corporate Affairs team as managing partners, under the leadership of Tim Fallon.
The buyout sees all 25 Wriglesworth staff move to the Instinctif Partners London offices at 65 Gresham Street.
Richard Nichols, CEO of Instinctif Partners, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Wriglesworth team and business to Instinctif Partners. Wriglesworth represents an excellent complementary fit with our established Capital Markets and Corporate Affairs practice. Instinctif Partners currently acts for over 700 clients globally, including 45 FTSE 350 and 12 Fortune 500 corporations. Along with our own organic growth and success in recent years, this acquisition is another step forward in fulfilling our ambition to build one of the world’s most successful and respected international business communications consultancies.”
Tim Fallon, managing partner & CEO, Capital Markets and Corporate Affairs Practice at Instinctif Partners, said: “I’m pleased that John Wriglesworth, Laura O’Connell and the rest of the Wriglesworth team are joining us here in London. I have long been an admirer of the significant success and quality of work they have delivered for their clients, and to be able to now add them into the team here at Instinctif Partners is incredibly exciting.”
John Wriglesworth, CEO of Wriglesworth, added: “The strong variety of complementary skills in both organisations means that this is a very natural evolutionary union. I feel like we are now turning from a strong maverick caterpillar into a sustainable butterfly! We look forward to working with the Instinctif team and to playing our part in their future growth”.
Wriglesworth has a raft of mortgage and property clients including e.surv, Mortgage Advice Bureau, Paragon and IMLA.