Fishawack Health acquires The Hive Health Group

UK comms agency Fishawack Health has acquired The Hive Health Group and its two brands Hive Health and Pollen Health, which partner with clients across the life sciences industry.

Both agencies have offices in the UK and the US and Fishawack said that the acquisition for an undisclosed sum was driven by Hive’s strategic approach, scientific storytelling, and innovative patient engagement.

Fishawack said in a statement that the acquisition will add to its integrated offering and a range of services spanning medical communications, consulting, and commercial capabilities.

Hive uncovers unmet needs for patients and healthcare professionals.

Jas Hummel, global chief executive officer of The Hive Health Group, said: “We are delighted to join Fishawack Health, a dynamic and growing business that offers our clients scale, expertise, and breadth of services in the healthcare sector.

“The Hive Health Group was acquired by Kin + Carta in 2014, who have more recently focused their commitment on the digital transformation space.

“The reality is that our healthcare clients need a much wider mix of capabilities and it has become clear to leadership in both organisations, that our offering and priorities were not aligned.”

Fishawack Health co-founder and CEO, Oliver Dennis said: “We’re excited to add Hive Health to the group — a strategically led healthcare communications brand with outstanding expertise in patient engagement.

“Our life science clients are looking for a new breed of partner to help guide them through complex and hypercompetitive markets, which is why we have purposefully sought out and acquired best-in-class agencies to build a nimble and collaborative organisation.”

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