H+K and Buchanan launch financial agency

Hill+Knowlton Strategies and Buchanan have joined forces to launch H+K Financial.

The specialist financial communications division will be dedicated to the Middle East and Africa and will have 60 staff spread across 15 offices in the region. The launch makes H+K Financial the region’s largest financial communications firm.

The move will see the two outfits working together to provide full corporate and financial communications services. The new entity will aim to address the growing demand for world-class financial communications and investor relations services in the Middle East and Africa.

Sconaid McGeachin, CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies in the MEA region, said: “We have been partners with Buchanan on a number of client assignments and have established a strong working relationship. It makes sense to formalise an agreement to establish the pre-eminent financial communications firm in the region to tap into the growing need for special- ist advisory and investor relations services.”

Bobby Morse, Buchanan’s senior partner, said the partnership with H+K provides not only a comprehensive network, but also a heritage of excellence.