Charterhouse-backed Labelium agrees acquisition of 1000heads from Phoenix Equity Partners
May 03, 2022
Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP (“Charterhouse”), one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe, today announces that its portfolio company Labelium has agreed to acquire 1000heads from Phoenix Equity Partners. 1000heads is a leading provider of social media-led data & insights, strategic consultancy, and creative services.
Labelium is a leading global digital marketing performance consulting agency, helping clients to implement digital marketing strategies across various channels, platforms and networks. Its team of skilled experts comprises over 700 employees, working in 20 offices across 14 countries. 1000heads provides a fully integrated, end-to-end Social Transformation™ proposition to blue-chip clients such as Google, Amazon, Meta and Snap Inc; this offering includes data and analytics, strategy and implementation. 1000heads has a global footprint, employing over 170 people across seven offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Sydney, Melbourne and Berlin.
Stéphane Lévy, President, and Sylvain Bonnevide, CEO of Labelium, commented: “We are delighted to announce this landmark acquisition, and are excited to embark on this journey with 1000heads to capitalise on the significant opportunities that will be generated by this combination. The company’s deep expertise in the social value-chain is additive to Labelium’s knowledge of the strategy and administration of social media campaigns, and its strong presence in the US, UK, German and Australian markets is highly complementary to our established global footprint. We look forward to working closely with Mike and his talented team as we embark on the next stage of our growth.”
Mike Davison, CEO of 1000heads, said: “We are really proud of what we have achieved at 1000heads over the past few years in helping some of the world’s biggest brands with their social transformation strategies. We’re excited about what the future holds and thrilled to be continuing our journey as part of the Labelium Group.”
Cédric Barthélemy, Partner at Charterhouse, added: “The acquisition of 1000heads marks an important milestone in the expansion of Labelium: the combination creates a leader in the social value chain, a highly attractive segment in the digital marketing space. We will continue to support the combined business as it pursues further organic and inorganic expansion initiatives to deliver its ambitious growth strategy.”
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