DRPG acquires London agency Firehouse

Global agency’s acquisition of communications specialists Firehouse continues its recent growth.

DRPG's Dale Parmenter and Mike Harper of Firehouse
DRPG's Dale Parmenter and Mike Harper of Firehouse

DRPG has acquired the London-based agency Firehouse. 

The acquisition broadens DRPG’s client base and the addition of Firehouse’s 10 team members increases its total employees to 340 people across the UK, Ireland, Germany and the US.

Firehouse is a specialist in communication via film and video, as well as production and digital services to clients such as Kingfisher, B&Q, RBS, O2 and Shell. 

“Joining DRPG opens up a host of opportunities for Firehouse, DRPG and our combined client list,” said Mike Harper, managing director at Firehouse. 

“We are committed to the growth of Firehouse as part of the wider group and cannot wait for the exciting journey ahead.”

Dale Parmenter, group CEO of DRPG, added: “This is an exciting time for the group as we start our 40th anniversary year by expanding our capacity and capabilities through this acquisition. 

“Firehouse is a well-established, innovative and active agency, which we are very much looking forward to welcoming into our team and working together.”

The deal between Firehouse and DRPG was originally set up by M&A Advisory. 

In 2018, DRPG acquired HMX Corporate Communication and in 2017 it acquired incentive specialists Penguins.

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