CHI and Stead sign deal to buy Rapier

CHI & Partners Holdings has completed its deal to acquire a joint stake in Rapier along with Jonathan Stead, the agency's chief executive.

Jonathan Stead: deal to buy Rapier with CHI & Partners completed
Jonathan Stead: deal to buy Rapier with CHI & Partners completed

However, the relaunched Rapier, which fell into administration last month, has been unable to secure a deal to retain its 40 per cent stake in McCormack & Morrison.

The digital agency, which has clients including Virgin Active and Royal Caribbean International, is close to completing a deal to buy back the 40 per cent stake that Rapier acquired in 2009 from the administrators.

McCormack & Morrison will then look for another agency to acquire a minority stake in the business.

Rapier, which went into administration after a series of account losses, will relaunch as a new agency trading as Rapier Communications.

Talks continue with staff over their redundancy pay and the number of employees transferring to the new business has yet to be finalised.

Click here to read the full story in this week's issue.

Topics

Subscribe to Campaign from just £57 per quarter

Includes weekly and quarterly print issues, plus unrestricted online access.

SUBSCRIBE

Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an Alert Now

MOST READ

BBH deputy ECD Caroline Pay exits
Share

1 BBH deputy ECD Caroline Pay exits

Bartle Bogle Hegarty has parted company with its deputy executive creative director Caroline Pay and has promoted Ian Heartfield, creative managing partner, and Anthony Austin, chief executive of Black Sheep Studios, to take over as joint deputy ECDs.

Just published