Blue Focus acquires 82.8% stake in We Are Social

Blue FocusChinese PR group Blue Focus Communications is taking a big step toward becoming an international player with the $30 million acquisition of five-year-old social media agency We Are Social.

The London-based agency also has offices in New York, Paris, Milan, Munich, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Singapore. We Are Social, which claims to be the world’s largest specialist social media agency network with revenue of $57 million this year, is selling an 82.8% interest in the business. The founders, Robin Grant and Nathan McDonald, will stay on and drive expansion into new territory, expected to begin with China.

Blue Focus acquired 19.8% of Huntsworth PLC in 2013.

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