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Deloitte’s M&A Team is pleased to announce it has acted as lead advisor to the shareholders of Rothco on the acquisition of the business by Accenture Plc.

18 December 2017

Rothco is a leading Irish multi award-winning creative agency. It strategically plans, designs and produces powerful communication campaigns for brands such as AIB, Heineken, Tesco, eir and the National Lottery. In addition to creative campaigns, Rothco looks at how technology can enhance the creative process in order to better connect experiences with brands. Founded in 1995, Rothco consists of more than 150 strategic, creative, technology, design, project management and production professionals. The agency has a pedigree for award-winning campaigns and has found success at the Cannes Lions in 2016 and 2015, among other awards.
Anya Cummins, M&A Partner Deloitte Ireland, commented, “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the highly talented Rothco shareholders on this transaction. This was a great example of the Irish led Deloitte Corporate Finance team working together with our UK TMT specialist team to deliver the best results for our clients. We wish Rothco and the management team the very best of luck on the next phase of their journey”.
Commenting on the process, Patrick Hickey, Rothco Chief Executive, The team in Deloitte helped us to secure the partnership that we wanted with Accenture. The commitment to doing this was evident at every stage of the journey. The entire team delivered the highest standard of advice and support to Rothco throughout this process. It’s not easy to find world class talent who are all really good people. That’s what we found in Deloitte.”
Deloitte Ireland has been named Ireland's M&A Financial Adviser of the Year by Mergermarket at the European M&A Awards 2017. The Deloitte M&A team has been involved in a broad spectrum of transactions this year across acquisitions, disposals and equity capital raisings including acting as lead advisor to Voxpro on the high profile transaction with Telus International earlier this year, advising One51 on the $150m acquisition of Macro Plastics in the US and advising Sovereign Capital on its investment in Irish insurance broker Arachas.
The M&A team are part of the Deloitte Ireland Corporate Finance team which comprises 11 partners and 165 staff covering Mergers & Acquisitions, Debt and Capital Advisory, Restructuring Services and Forensics. The M&A team works closely with our international offices, ensuring we can provide specialist sector input and international reach to our clients, on both the buy-side and sell-side.


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