Montfort Communications acquires Blackstock Consulting


Montfort Communications, the award-winning reputation management consultancy, today announces the  acquisition of Blackstock Consulting, the real estate specialist which advises some of the leading industry  participants, private equity firms and institutional investors across the UK and Europe.

25 April 2022

Montfort Communications, the award-winning reputation management consultancy, today announces the  acquisition of Blackstock Consulting, the real estate specialist which advises some of the leading industry  participants, private equity firms and institutional investors across the UK and Europe.

Blackstock, which was set up a decade ago by Andrew Teacher, will build on Montfort’s highly regarded practice  groups covering financial, strategic, corporate, public affairs, change, crisis, litigation, ESG and digital  communications. As well as corporate and financial communications, Blackstock is renowned for its strategic  consultancy and ESG advisory work, as well as award-winning in-house research.

The combined company will serve over 100 domestic and international clients, and field over 60 professionals  who will co-locate in a new state of the art central London office in the second half of 2022.

Montfort Founding Partner, Hugh Morrison, commented: “Both Montfort and Blackstock have seen very strong  growth in recent years and have increasingly worked together to deliver innovative and successful strategies for  our clients. Combining the depth of talent, networks and energy within these two agile businesses will be  transformational for both companies and will have a positive impact for our clients and referrers around the  world.”

Blackstock Founder and Managing Director, Andrew Teacher, added: “Our passionate and committed team  has demonstrated how clients can benefit from fresh-thinking and integrated advice underpinned by an award winning research team. Blackstock’s expertise in real assets, tech and ESG, combined with Montfort’s deep  skillsets in parallel sectors, will allow us to support clients at the very highest levels. We chose Montfort because  we see huge value in being able to offer our clients a greater range of expertise across asset management,  litigation and financial services and because its senior team can take us to the next stage of business growth. We  are grateful for their vote of confidence and are huge excited about what comes next.”

Montfort Founding Partner, Nick Miles, said: “This is a really important moment for both companies and we  couldn’t be more excited at what can be achieved by this combination. As global demand for our services  continues to accelerate, we will continue to look to acquire top-level talent and visionary players both in the UK  and internationally. Blackstock’s excellent team exemplifies that dynamic.”

Blackstock Co-owner, Tom Roberts, said: “This transaction reflects a wider industry shift towards clients  seeking advisors that offer genuine strategic consultancy and in-depth sector expertise. We see significant  opportunities ahead for both our clients and colleagues arising from combining two businesses with such a track  record of success and great momentum.”

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Montfort Communications

Hugh Morrison +44 (0) 7815 890720

Nick Miles +44 (0) 7739 701634

Blackstock Consulting

Andrew Teacher +44 (0) 7968 124545

Tom Roberts +44 (0) 7722 440999

About Montfort Communications

Montfort is one of the world’s leading reputation management advisory firms, helping businesses, organisations  and their leaders to secure the support of their stakeholders, mitigate risk, and achieve their ambitions. With  decades of relevant experience, we recruit and deploy the best talent whose creativity, specialised expertise,  informed advice and determined advocacy consistently deliver successful outcomes for our clients.

www.montfort.london 

About Blackstock Consulting

We are real estate experts focused on three things: Communications, Strategy, Research. We help clients tell the  best version of their story to investors, customers, politicians and the media. We do this with some of the biggest  names in the industry, operating globally from London.

Blackstock’s leadership team frequently appear in print and broadcast media as experts on issues such as housing,  planning reform and infrastructure delivery.

Alongside a fully integrated communications offering, including digital, Blackstock’s in-house research and  policy function regularly produces industry-shaping white papers. Its latest publication, Radical Capital is a  landmark of cross-sector collaboration, making key policy recommendations to supercharge the Oxford Cambridge Arc and double its contribution to UK GDP by 2030.

www.blackstock.co.uk