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First Acquires UK Live Events Agency Clive
Friday 12 January 2018

12 January 2018 - UK-based global events agency First has acquired UK-based experiential live events agency Clive to continue enhancing core delivery capabilities to meet the needs of its client portfolio, the company said.
The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
By joining forces with Clive in the UK 18 months after the integration of the Barkley Kalpak Agency in the US, First has continued with its strategy to add a diversity of talent to the company.
First specialises in the design and delivery of live events for companies. Clive helps brands to engage in internal and external audiences through creative live events and digital communication solutions.
Clive said it plans to leverage local expertise and knowledge in the US and Asia, gain access to infrastructure and processes that the company needs to support continued growth.
The acquisition increases First's total workforce to approximately 250 employees worldwide, of which approximately 100 are based in London.
First is a global events agency that supports organisations across a variety of sectors to engage with their key stakeholders and audiences. First capabilities include strategy, creative and design, venue sourcing, event technology, planning, production, data and analytics.
The team designs and executes world-class meetings, conferences and experiential events, and delivers outsourced service contracts. FIRST operates from offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Singapore.
The Clive team is split across its Dublin and London offices, servicing technology, media, automotive and financial services clients on both a local and global scale. Clive employs 43 people in roles including graphic design, content producers, event managers and account managers.
Date Published: 12/01/2018
Target: Clive
Country: USA
Sector: Advertising/PR
Type: Corporate acquisition
Status: Closed
Buyer: First
Terms of the deal were not disclosed