komm.passion and Kirchhoff Consult join Team Farner.
The communication and strategy consulting firms, komm.passion and Kirchhoff Consult, are joining "Team Farner" with the aim of building a leading management consultancy for integrated communication in Europe.
Hamburg / Düsseldorf / Berlin / Zurich - "With Team Farner, we are establishing a completely new type of communication provider in Europe," says Roman Geiser, Executive Chairman of Team Farner. "By combining forces and forming a long-term partnership with successful partner-led communication consultancies in the core European markets, we are offering our clients an entirely new level of consulting quality - fully integrated in our service offering and with a clearly independent entrepreneurial DNA. Therefore, we are thrilled to have won two national champions, komm.passion and Kirchhoff Consult, for our market entry in Germany."
komm.passion has established a leading position as a synthesis of management consulting and creative agency, particularly in complex consulting projects in the areas of Change, Health, Corporate, Brand and Digital. "In addition to high consulting competence, we see agility as an essential strength for our clients," says Prof. Dr. Alexander Güttler, CEO of komm.passion. The requirement to combine speed, quality and creativity equally on the agency side will increase significantly in the coming years. "I am convinced that only those who can combine agility with high process security in customer projects in the future will be successful. This is exactly where we are perfectly positioned with our holistic integrated approach. Our ambition is to climb quickly to the top 3 agencies in Germany with a clear growth and acquisition strategy."
The Hamburg-based communication and strategy consultancy Kirchhoff Consult AG has been supporting clients for over 25 years in all matters of financial and corporate communication as well as sustainability. The company is a leading provider of business and sustainability reports, support for IPOs, and in the areas of investor relations, ESG consulting, and sustainable finance. Klaus Rainer Kirchhoff, founder and chairman of Kirchhoff Consult AG, is convinced: "With our entry into the 'Team Farner' alliance, we are creating the basis to use our expertise even better and offer it integrated throughout Europe." The two CEO's, Jens Hecht and Vincent Furnari, add: "We combine substantive expertise with excellent design. With our mission 'Designing Sustainable Value,' we want to continue to grow significantly, particularly in the areas of reporting, capital market communication, and ESG."
Team Farner was created in 2021 from the partnership between the Swiss market leader Farner Consulting AG and Waterland Private Equity, which specializes in European buy-and-build strategies. The goal is to build the European market leader for integrated communication consulting. Today, Team Farner includes, among others, the communication and marketing group Kobza Media in Austria, the brand transformation and technology specialist VIM Group in the Netherlands, the video specialist Yoveo, the digital agency Blueglass, and the next-generation marketing agency Jim&Jim in Switzerland. Additional partners will join the rapidly growing alliance soon.
Geiser: "We are not an anonymous agency network. Our DNA is entrepreneurial. We rely on agile, independent collaboration with established partners who combine their strengths as a collective and offer customers the optimal solution. More agile, integrated and independent." Therefore, the German market is strategically particularly important for the alliance. Currently, Team Farner already brings together eight partner agencies and 600 employees with an agency fee volume of around 100 million euros per year. Geiser: "In the coming years, we are aiming to build a leading European management consultancy for communication.
"The signs clearly indicate growth," said Güttler. "As a partner in Team Farner, we are pleased to contribute significantly to this growth. We will unite the best minds in all areas of integrated communication - from strategy and brand positioning to content and creation, with a clear digital and technological focus. This is expected to result in a new leading agency in Germany shortly."
ABOUT FARNER INTERNATIONAL / TEAM FARNER
Farner International is an alliance of leading consulting firms that view communication as a key factor in the success of an organization. The international agency alliance carries the "Team Farner" brand. The group is led by successful communications entrepreneurs and partners who are themselves active in the consulting business. As an international team of the best minds, Farner combines all disciplines of communication such as strategy, reputation management, sustainability communication, branding, brand management, corporate communication, public affairs, marketing communication, behavioral science, advertising, digital and CommTech. Farner is represented in major markets and capitals. Farner International's roots are in Switzerland, where Farner is the market leader in integrated communications. Founded in 1951, Farner is one of the most established and oldest communication brands in Europe.
Learn more at: Team Farner
ABOUT WATERLAND PRIVATE EQUITY
Waterland is an independent private equity investment firm that helps entrepreneurs achieve their growth objectives. With substantial financial support and industry expertise, Waterland enables its portfolio companies to achieve accelerated growth, both organically and through acquisitions. Waterland has offices in the Netherlands (Bussum), Belgium (Antwerp), France (Paris), Germany (Hamburg, Munich), Poland (Warsaw), the UK (London, Manchester), Ireland (Dublin), Denmark (Copenhagen), Spain (Barcelona) and Switzerland (Zurich). Currently, over 14 billion euros in equity funds are under management.
Learn more at: Waterland private equity
ABOUT komm.passion GmbH
komm.passion is a synthesis of management consultancy and creative agency with around 90 employees and offices in Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Berlin. The agency specializes in complex projects in the areas of change, health, brand, corporate and digital. With its agile system, komm.passion has set standards for the organization of internal and external communication projects.
Learn more at: komm.passion
ABOUT KIRCHHOFF CONSULT AG
With around 60 employees, Kirchhoff Consult is a leading communications and strategy consultancy for financial communications and ESG in German-speaking countries. For over 25 years, Kirchhoff has been advising clients on all aspects of financial and corporate communications, annual and sustainability reports, IPOs, investor relations, ESG and sustainability communications. 'Designing Sustainable Value': Kirchhoff combines content expertise with excellent design to create sustainable value.
Kirchhoff Consult is a member of TEAM FARNER, a European alliance of partner-led agencies. Their common goal: Building the European management consultancy for integrated communication.
Learn more at: kirchhoff.de