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Dentsu Aegis Network announces acquisition of New Zealand-based Davanti into Isobar Group

04th July 2019

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Dentsu Aegis Network has today announced the acquisition of New Zealand-based technology and business consultancy, Davanti Consulting Ltd (Davanti), into Isobar Group.

The acquisition introduces technology consulting and Salesforce capability to Dentsu Aegis Network New Zealand – enhancing the network’s proposition of integrated client solutions across the entire customer journey. The acquisition also accelerates the development of Salesforce capability within Isobar Group Australia.

Davanti will be rebranded as Davanti, Linked by Isobar across Australia and New Zealand, led by current CEO Justin Hamilton.

Established in 2007, Davanti is a market-leading digital transformation consultancy, with a headcount of 125 across Auckland, Wellington and a recently launched Australian office.

Henry Tajer, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network Australia and New Zealand, said: “Davanti’s strong reputation promises to accelerate the growth of Isobar ANZ, and enhance the group’s Salesforce capability – positioning us to capture one of the fastest growing segments in market.”

Justin Hamilton, CEO of Davanti, Linked by Isobar, said: “It’s been a fantastic 12 years leading Davanti with Robert Carter and Matt Farrar. We are really excited about the next chapter as part of Isobar and the wider Dentsu Aegis Network. Now we have the capability and global scale for Davanti to be a serious competitor in Australia and realise its true potential in New Zealand. Strategically we have strived to put Davanti at the intersection of the strategy, technology and creative domains. We are the only firm in New Zealand who are delivering on this for our clients with our incredible team. Isobar now provides us the creative depth and assets of a global player to truly lead the market.”

Jean Lin, CEO of Isobar, said: “Davanti’s Digital Transformation capabilities will further power Isobar’s global experience-led transformation offering. Their Salesforce technology expertise is a perfect match with Isobar, having recently been named Top Salesforce Implementation Partners by Forrester, and their strategic teams will join Isobar’s 275+ strong consultancy practice across the world. We are excited to welcome them into our network.”

The acquisition follows the recent rebranding of Little Giant as Isobar New Zealand, signalling a clear focus on accelerated growth across the region.

For further information contact: Hannah Cheale

Strategic Communications Lead T: +61 488 422 868

E: hannah.cheale@dentsuaegis.com

About Isobar

We are a global digital agency transforming businesses and brands through the creative use of digital. Our 6,500 digital experts in 85 locations across 45 markets in Americas, EMEA and APAC deliver experience-led transformation, powered by creativity through our end to end service offering. Isobar’s clients include Adidas, Coca-Cola, Enterprise, KFC, Mead Johnson, Nestle and Philips, and is part of Dentsu Aegis Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dentsu Inc. www.isobar.com

About Dentsu Aegis Network

As part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is the first truly global communications network for the digital age. Dentsu Aegis Network aims to be the global network of choice for clients seeking best-in-class expertise and capabilities in brand, media and digital communications services. Offering a distinctive and innovative range of products and services, Dentsu Aegis Network ANZ is headquartered in Melbourne with offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Auckland. Globally, Dentsu Aegis Network operates in 145 countries worldwide with over 47,000 dedicated specialists. www.dentsuaegisnetwork.com.au / www.dentsuaegisnetwork.co.nz