Sale to WPP plc

Technology & Services
Sale to WPP plc


Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to The Glover Park Group


The Glover Park Group LLC (“GPG” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Svoboda Capital Partners LLC (“SC”), has recently been acquired by WPP plc (“WPP”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2001, and employing more than 140 people, GPG has become one of the fastest growing and most respected strategic communications and government relations firms in the US. Headquartered in Washington, DC and with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Boulder, CO, GPG offers its clients a suite of fully integrated services including public affairs, media relations, government affairs, opinion research, crisis communications, digital strategy, corporate reputation, advertising and brand positioning.

Based in Chicago, Illinois, SC is a lower middle-market private equity investment firm managing over $250 million of committed equity capital. Founded in 1998, SC identifies, invests in and helps build businesses in the value-added distribution, consumer products and business services industries. SC typically invests equity of $10 million to $25 million per company in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and growth equity opportunities.

WPP plc, together with its subsidiaries, offers various communications services worldwide. WPP is the world's largest communications services group, employing 153,000 people working in 2,400 offices in 107 countries.

The transaction described above has been publicly announced.

WPP plc is publicly traded on both the London Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Global Select market.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Brian Doyal (312) 609-7449
Chris Coetzee (312) 609-4913
Chris Hildreth (312) 609-4937
Tyler Pace (312) 609-4672
David Silver +44 (0) 207 667 8216
Technology & Services
Sale to WPP plc
December 2011
The Glover Park Group
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