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22 January 2014

Speechly Bircham advises on the acquisition by the Paperhat group of a majority stake in Grebot Donnelly Associates

This article was written prior to the formation of Charles Russell Speechlys, through the merger between Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham.

Speechly Bircham has advised the Paperhat Group, a leading print management, creative services and cross-media marketing group, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Grebot Donnelly Associates.

Grebot Donnelly Associates is a leading communications specialist for the education sector. From strategic thinking to full delivery - the company has significant experience in providing marketing and PR services for local authorities, trust, sponsors, academies and schools across England. 

Paperhat Group has expanded its services to include cross-media marketing consultancy; ROMI auditing through-the-line creative services; creative production services and print-production spend management in addition to Grebot Donnelly Associates, Paperhat Group recently acquired FTP Digital and Reputation by Design Consorcio Group, now Paperhat Consorcio; a specialist cross-media marketing subsidiary. 

Tim Peppiatt, Paperhat Group CEO commented "This is the first and certainly not the last time we'll use the Speechly Bircham team. Their patience and persistence was certainly instrumental in helping us get this deal over the line. They realise that whilst the acquisition is important the management team still have an on-going business to run, that was invaluable".                                       
The Speechlys core team comprised Malcolm MacDougall and Charlie Ring. Malcolm MacDougall commented: "We are delighted to have completed our first deal for the Paperhat Group. We look forward to working with the Paperhat Group going forward as it pursues its expansion plans."