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Ruder Finn Launches Finn Partners

Ruder Finn Group has launched a new firm, Finn Partners, that will operate as a separate company within that umbrella group later this year. Peter Finn, co-CEO of Ruder Finn, will continue in that role while also serving as founder and managing partner of the new firm. He will give up that position when Finn Partners separates.

Finn Partners will merge nine Ruder Finn practices in order to provide a full range of services to clients in the arts, technology, consumer, travel/economic development, global issues, and public and corporate affairs areas. The firm will have 160 employees and is projected to generate$25 million in fees the first year. Ruder Finn will keep its focus on the healthcare space with Kathy Bloomgarden retaining her CEO position.

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Ketchum, Ruder Finn Make Acquisitions

Ketchum has announced its majority stake acquisition of Sampark PR, which has offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and other cities as well as 80 associate offices across its wide Indian network. The firm was founded in 1994 by Bela Rajan and N.S. Rajan, who will stay on as director and MD respectively and retain a stake in the firm. It will be known as Ketchum Sampark. Ketchum has made a couple of international acquisitions in recent months.

Also, Ruder Finn has acquired The Rogers Group, a PR and public affairs firm based in L.A., building up the firm’s West Coast presence. The Rogers Group will merge with Ruder Finn’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. The L.A. office will be called Rogers Ruder Finn and will be run by Ron Rogers, former CEO of The Rogers Group. Howard Solomon will continue on as MD of Ruder Finn/West. Rogers Ruder Finn clients include Bosch Home Appliances, Dole Packaged Foods, and the Los Angeles County Fair.