ARC is strengthening its communication offering with new acquisition
STOCKHOLM 2022-06-29. The group ARC Arise Consulting acquires the full-service agency BLCK Communication and thereby strengthens its offering in strategic and creative communication.
ARC continues to sharpen its offering with the client in focus and, with BLCK Communication, adds additional expertise in brand strategy, creative concept development and production.
BLCK Communication is just like us, both ‘thinkers and doers’. They have the strategic height and at the same time the ability to implement the strategy in the client’s business. We continue our growth journey and complement the group with cutting-edge expertise where we see that it adds client value, and at the same time we prepare for the continued geographical expansion of ARC’s concept.
– Mattias Olofsson, CEO, ARC Arise Consulting
“BLCK has grown at a high and stable pace and to meet growing demand from our customers, we have for some time been considering expanding our business within a larger context. We have now found the partner we’ve been looking for. Together with the other ARC companies, we will now be able to present a stronger offer to our customers. And at the same time, we will be able to give our employees the possibility to grow and develop in a larger context. Together with our sister company SthlmFilm, we are now entering ARC with a lot of energy. We are really looking forward to building something fantastic together long term”, says Cecilia Falk, Managing Director of BLCK.
BLCK Communication joins ARC with all employees and will deliver client projects to both existing and new clients together with the other ARC companies. In the near future, BLCK Communication will relocate to ARC’s new office on Mäster Samuelsgatan in central Stockholm, which already houses most of the group’s 12 companies.
About ARC Arise Consulting
By bringing together companies with contrasting and passionate perspectives and experiences, ARC Arise Consulting has built a completely new kind of consulting company— A “powerhouse” to accelerate its customers’ digital growth and sustainability.
ARC operates at the intersection of sales and marketing, branding and communication, innovation and technology, and strategy and change. Today, ARC consists of Cupole, Curamando, Conversionista, Ariel, Animal, Kurppa Hosk, Nameless.today, Above, Umain, Mission anew, Curious Mind, Heydays, Goods and BLCK Communication – a diverse team of creative, strategic and digital thinkers.
Altor Equity Partners is the leading external investor supporting the group’s growth journey. Altor is a minority owner and ARC is run in majority of the active founders and shareholders in the company.
About BLCK Communication
BLCK Communication creates communication that makes a difference in their clients’ business, from strategy and identity to creative concepts and production. A full-service agency for real.
BLCK Communication is a team of just over 20 people with business-driven creators, competent and driven project managers and a production studio rigged for fast pace, efficiency, and perfection. BLCK helps its clients set the direction for the customer’s brand and business based on business priorities, as well as develop relevant activation to achieve the goals.
Lotta Hård, Partner ARC; Mattias Olofsson, CEO ARC, Cecilia Falk, Managing Director BLCK; Claes Carnefeldt, Client Director BLCK