Kea Company completes acquisition of Lighthouse Analyst Relations

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Kea Company completes acquisition of Lighthouse Analyst Relations, forming world’s largest analyst relations firm.

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, LONDON, United Kingdom – March 1 2013 – Amsterdam-headquartered Kea Company today announced it has completed its acquisition of London-headquartered Lighthouse Analyst Relations. With the close of this acquisition and its 2012 merger with Germany-based Daruma Concept, Kea Company is now the world’s largest analyst relations firm outside the world’s largest public relations consultancies.

Kea Company acquired Lighthouse to expand its services, and to better serve clients in the United States and United Kingdom. The acquisition gives Kea Company the ability to launch two new subscription services, the Analyst Relations Leaders Service and the Analyst Relations Catalyst Service.

Kea Company managing director Bram Weerts commented: “We are incredibly excited to have the Lighthouse team join Kea Company. Lighthouse has been Europe’s best known analyst relations consultancy over the last decade.”

Lighthouse managing director Duncan Chapple added: “Over the next five years, we will work together to create the world’s largest analyst relations firm”. Chapple will lead Kea’s new analyst relations services and manage the firm’s expanding business in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Lighthouse’s principal in the United States, Efrem Mallach PhD, will join Kea Company as research director. Professor Mallach will also join the firm’s advisory board, help launch its new training programme and enrich services to analyst relations teams.

The Lighthouse team also brings with it a number of new services for technology providers, including services for white papers, custom research, coaching and measurement, which complement Kea’s current portfolio of Influencer Relations and Business Advisory Services.

About Kea Company

Kea Company originated from the idea that simple and brilliant business is achievable through “Capability System Management”. A company’s business capabilities are the DNA of the organisation: they form the aggregated application of people, knowledge, skill, process, method and technology that determine the performance in the functions that can make or break a business.

Headquartered in The Netherlands, Kea Company operates international subsidiaries in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States and is supported by an extensive network of international Kea Business Partners worldwide. With its Influencer Relations and Business Advisory Services Kea Company enables technology companies and technology investors in building, leveraging and executing the capabilities needed to succeed in the market.

Contact:
Bram Weerts +31 (0) 20 301 2132
Duncan Chapple +44 (0) 20 7993 8655
www.keacompany.com

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