SI Partners advises Polhill Communications on acquisition by PR agency Redleaf Communications

10 December 2010
The Author
Nicole Revers

Today, Redleaf Communications, the full-service PR and investor relations agency, acquired Polhill Communications, the specialist financial services agency founded by Julian Polhill in 1990.

The combined company will be renamed Redleaf Polhill and will operate from Redleaf’s offices in Smithfield, London.  Redleaf’s strong presence in the professional and financial services market will be significantly boosted by the addition of Polhill’s highly experienced and well-connected team, creating a stronger force in the financial and professional service sectors.

Redleaf Polhill’s combined financial and professional services clients include: Close Offshore, Henderson Investment Trusts, Liberum Capital, Royal London Group, Rowanmoor Pensions, RSM Tenon Group plc.

Emma Kane, founder and CEO of Redleaf, will become Executive Chairman of the combined company and Andrew Sharkey, currently a Director of Polhill, will become CEO.  Julian Polhill, founder and Chairman of Polhill Communications becomes a non executive director of Redleaf Polhill, as does Redleaf’s current Chairman,Ian Rosenblatt.

We are delighted to welcome the Polhill team to Redleaf. We share a passion for clear sighted, client focused PR which delivers measurable results.  I am confident that our combined experience and high calibre team will create a formidable force in the market. I am very proud of the presence we have created in the market over the last decade and I am very excited about our future opportunities.

Emma Kane, Executive Chairman, Polhill

Redleaf is a perfect partner for Polhill.  It already has a strong financial and professional services team that complementsours.  Additionally, it offers a range of services from investor relations to design and consumer PR which will allow us to provide a broader offering to our current and prospective clients.

Andrew Sharkey, Chief Executive, Polhil

SI Partners also recently advised BMB on joint venture with Indian advertising giant Madison, read more about the transaction here.

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