PI announces acquisition of its UK business by global marketing & communications agency Clarity

By October 25, 2022November 2nd, 2022EU insight

Business continuity is assured for the Brussels, Madrid, and Lisbon offices of Political Intelligence

Brussels/Madrid/Lisbon, 25 October 2022Political Intelligence (PI) announces that its U.K. business (based in London) has been acquired by Clarity, a global marketing and communications agency. The Brussels, Madrid, and Lisbon offices of Political Intelligence remain unaffected by the acquisition, with client relationships and team operations to continue as usual.

Isabelle de Vinck, Managing Partner at PI Brussels, said: “We have worked successfully for many years with our colleagues in London as part of the Political Intelligence brand to reach our goal of supporting our clients in navigating complex legislative and regulatory contexts. This news is an opportunity for us to expand upon and strengthen the mutual collaboration that for over two decades has been the key to our success.

Javier Valiente, Managing Partner at PI Madrid, highlights the continuity not only in the services provided in Brussels, Madrid and Lisbon, but also in “the personal and professional values that have guided PI since its origins”. “The commitment to quality and rigour, providing added value, are our hallmark and will undoubtedly continue to be part of the DNA of the PI teams in Belgium, Spain, and Portugal” he adds.

Political Intelligence is a public affairs and strategic communications consultancy with a presence across four markets – the EU, Belgium, Spain, and Portugal, with the Brussels office operating both on European and national level. Originally solely focused on the policy analysis and governmental relations side of public affairs, the PI offices have begun investing in communications and PR practices to support and enrich their public affairs portfolio. The three PI offices will continue to operate under the Political Intelligence brand and will maintain a collaborative working relationship with Clarity moving forward.

“As we have seen in recent years, the UK and Europe have taken different paths, even though they share common values, purposes and objectives, regarding their development. I am sure that the PI Group will maintain a relevant partnership with the Clarity team as we all expand our activity while continuing to set the standard for good practice in the industry”, concludes Rita Serrabulho, the Managing Partner of PI Lisbon.


About Political Intelligence

Political Intelligence (PI) is a public affairs and strategic communications consultancy with a presence across several European markets. PI supports clients in navigating their policy environment and using expertise to influence change across the political, government, and media landscapes. Whether it be through policy insights, stakeholder engagement, or public relations campaigns, the team helps clients to communicate with impact. Through its branches in Brussels, Madrid, and Lisbon, Political Intelligence covers the Belgian, EU, Spanish, and Portuguese markets.