Steve Brown
21 February '24

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The CP Deals team has provided finance and tax advice to the shareholders and senior management team of Simply Communicate Limited, a leading communications agency. Launched in 2004 Simply provides consulting services and digital transformation solutions to enhance its clients’ employee experience.

Simply Communicate has been acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Founder Marc Wright and his team will remain in their current location under the direction of Ben Reynolds, global managing director of Gallagher’s Communication Consulting practice.

The deal means that Simply Communicate is now part of one of the largest communications consultancies in the world. Enabling them to further expand their services and offer even more support to their clients and expand core operations.

Founder Marc Wright said:

“Choosing Cooper Parry was a no-brainer: Steve Brown has deep experience in the sale of people-based businesses and he was able to guide us to the outcome we wanted at every step. You want an advisor who is on your side but is also a critical friend and Steve is exactly that. He knows where the elephant traps are and how to press the right buttons to nudge the deal you want from the buyer.”

Steve Brown, Corporate Finance Partner, CP Deals, commented:

“CP was delighted to support the Shareholders and management team of Simply Communicate through the transaction process. This deal allows them to pursue their growth plans in an exciting sector that continues to innovate.

Simply Managing Director Ben Warren, said:

“Simply has been supporting global brands with their digital workplace transformation for two decades, both through strategic analysis of communication tools and implementing new employee experience platforms at scale.

We look forward to working with our new colleagues at Gallagher, our existing and new clients, critical partners, and of course our thriving IC communities, as we strive to support our clients in redefining the new world of work.”