Kantar has sold its Kantar Public business to private equity firm Trilantic Europe for an undisclosed sum. Following the sale Kantar Public will establish itself as an independent evidence and advisory company for government and public sector organisations.
Established in 2016, Kantar Public originally pooled expertise from around the group to offer advice on the delivery of public policy, services and communications. The business currently employs more than 700 people in over 20 countries, and Trilantic Europe says it will partner with the management team to deliver the next phase of growth.
Kantar CEO Chris Jansen says that under this new ownership structure, the team has the backing it needs to develop its leadership position as the 'preeminent global expert in the public policy space'. Kantar Public Chief Exec Michelle Harrison (pictured) adds: 'With our scale and our specialist focus, this is the right time to stand alone, with the support of our new investor Trilantic Europe. On behalf of my leadership team, I thank Kantar for its support in what we have achieved to date, and I am convinced that, in Trilantic Europe, we have found the right partner for our new direction and growth'.
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