LDC is supporting CEO Oliver Dennis and his vision for continued expansion worldwide for Fishawack Group.


Fishawack: Taking healthcare communications global

Management buyout enables five acquisitions to further Fishawack’s international expansion.

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  • Healthcare
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms

The Fishawack Group of Companies, one of the world’s largest independent medical communications and medical marketing organisations.

Employees: 750

Deal type
  • Management buyout
Deal value


The Team
LDC Region

Fishawack is one of the world’s largest independent medical communications and medical marketing organisations. Its services to clients help drive the commercialisation of drug compounds, benefitting the lives of millions of people worldwide.

The business is truly international, with offices in major cities around the world including London, Basel, New York and Hyderabad, and it has more than 750 employees.

Crossing the pond

LDC backed a £38m management buyout in January 2017, with the investment enabling the management team to accelerate its buy and build strategy.

Since our investment, the management team has completed five key acquisitions as part of its international buy and build strategy. The latest of which was for 2e Creative, welcomed to the group in August 2019.

US-based 2e Creative will help to further cement Fishawack’s footprint in North America, and its expertise in strategy, creative, digital marketing, sales training, and internal communications fits with Fishawack’s core strengths in medical communications, strategic consulting, and creative.

Our goal is to increase the range of healthcare communications services that we can offer to commercial and medical affairs teams internationally, and with the financial and strategic support of the team at LDC we have been able to do just that.”
Oliver Dennis, CEO

Strategic support

Our strong track record in the pharmaceuticals sector is proving to be of significant value, as Fishawack continues its exciting growth journey that has made it one of the largest independent healthcare agencies in the world.