UP THERE, EVERYWHERE, the Global Cloud Based Agency, has acquired UK based digital agency DPC.
UP THERE, EVERYWHERE, founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in January 2011, is a cloud based brand and digital marketing services agency. The company has a global client base including such companies as Jenoptik, Galderma, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Polaroid. UP has reported sales in 2018 of 42 MSEK (€4.0 M) and has creative hubs in Stockholm, Uppsala, Hamburg, Amsterdam, London and New York. The agency also works extensively in China and Australia.
DPC (The Digital Parent Company) is a full service creative, digital agency that develops web and e-commerce solutions as well as digital marketing through pay per click (PPC) campaigns. Reported sales of DPC in 2018/19 were £650,000 (€720,000). Clients of DPC include innocent (drinks), Kelly’s Storage, the BVA (British Veterinary Association), Colas, and The London School of Economics (LSE).
DPC, which is based in Guildford, south of London, was founded by Kate Darracott and Managing Director Graham Darracott in 2009.
The companies have already started working on a number of joint projects together over the past few months.
Graham Darracott, one of the founders and Managing Director of DPC, said: ‘It was an obvious match, both companies share many of the same ethical values, and just as importantly share the same vision to change the way agencies are structured. This is a great way for both companies to grow and add valuable resource and skills to our combined offering.’
Julian Stubbs CEO and co-founder of UP THERE, EVERYWHERE said ‘We saw from the first meeting that DPC was a great fit with what we do and the way we work at UP. We have global teams working in the digital content and inbound marketing area and DPC create great web and e-commerce solutions and run PPC (pay per click) campaigns for their clients.’ He went on to add ‘We have been planning the integration of DPC and UP for some time now and we can’t wait to get started on this next exciting chapter of our journey together.’
A short film interview is available here.
The deal has been brokered by David Blois of M&A Advisory, London, UK.
Additional information and contacts:
Ronja Larsson, UP THERE, EVERYWHERE International AB
UP THERE; EVERYWHERE International AB, Grevturegatan 27, 114 38 Stockholm, Sweden
Graham Darracott DPC (The Digital Parent Company Ltd),
Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: +44 (0) 7774 619654
DPC UK (The Digital Parent Company Ltd), Shaw House, 2-3 Tunsgate, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3QT, United Kingdom
Picture shows: Julian Stubbs, Founder & CEO UP THERE, EVERYWHERE to the left, and the Managing Director of DPC, Graham Darracott, to the right.
DPC will change name to UP DPC with a new identity reflecting the UP brand.
The new logotype for the UK based company.