UPDATE: Rbb Public Relations Acquires Thorp & Company

rbb.bmp Rbb Public Relations has acquired Coral Gables-based Thorp & Company, a firm specializing in issues management, professional services, and B2B marketing. Thorp & Company staffers will work out of rbb’s Miami and Fort Lauderdale offices.

“This economy presents great opportunity for those who are bold enough to think big and bring creative ideas to the table,” Christine Barney, CEO of rbb Public Relations says in the release.

According to the press release, the acquisition strengthens rbb’s issues management and financial services practice areas. Thorp’s client roster has included PNC Financial and DuPont. This is the second acquisition for rbb. Earlier this year, the firm acquired Haber & Quinn in Fort Lauderdale.

A video clip about the acquisition and an update after the jump.

PRNewser spoke with rbb Public Relations CEO Christine Barney, who said that the firm is in “growth mode” with the “goal to be a mid-size or large boutique firm.”

“Acquisition is the fastest way to start accelerating your growth,” she added. “The economic climate doesn’t have to be a hindrance but can, in fact, be a motivator to making good business deals. I think we will continue to look at acquisitions and mergers to accelerate growth plans.”

Barney would not comment on the value of the deal.