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Ciesco Ciesco advises the shareholders of Lemz, one of Europe’s most-awarded creative independent agencies, on the sale of their business to Havas Group (HAV:EN; market cap of €3.0bn), one of the world’s largest global communication groups.
Lemz will join forces with Havas Boondoggle, the Group’s existing Amsterdam-based creative agency, to create “Havas Lemz”, a combined 80 talent-strong agency led by Willem van der Schoot, CEO of Lemz, that will leverage on the Group’s Together strategy to build a creative hub from which impactful integrated creativity can be delivered.
Ciesco acted as the exclusive advisor to the shareholders of Lemz.
Founded in 2000, Amsterdam-based Lemz is widely considered a thought leader on pro-social marketing, helping brands “make sense” by delivering creative campaigns that are meaningful, purpose-driven and socially relevant.
Their unique creative consulting approach and world-renowned output has won them numerous awards – at the Cannes Festival of Creativity in 2014 they ranked second globally in the “Best Independent Agency of the Year” category, winning 13 Gold Lions, 1 Silver Lion, and the Cannes Grand Prix for Good.
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