Goodman Derrick Advises on the Sale of The Planning Shop International to Omnicom Group

Goodman Derrick has advised the majority shareholder on the sale of The Planning Shop International (TPSi) to a division of Omnicom Group.

TPSi is a global specialist healthcare brand strategy agency who provide unique consumer-based insight into every step of the product life cycle.TPSi offer specialist research tools providing tailored, innovative marketing solutions in qualitative and quantitative research for both pharmaceutical and over-the-counter (OTC) markets. Their highly experienced teams, headquartered in London and Philadelphia, have 20 years of consumer and healthcare experience.

TPSi was acquired by Adelphi Worldwide, part of The DAS Group of Companies (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC). TPSi will join Adelphi's portfolio of healthcare evidence and solutions businesses, to strengthen their global research and insight capabilities in the United States and Europe, working across the product and health intervention lifecycle.

Kim Hughes TPSi CEO said, “The fit between Adelphi’s product development focus with the brand focus of TPSi provides numerous synergy opportunities. Partnering this real world, market access and communications expertise will create value for our clients. We are confident we have found the ideal home for our business.”

Tanya Shillingford, Corporate partner at Goodman Derrick commented: "We were pleased to complete this once in a life-time deal for our long-standing client and I'm confident that TPSi will continue successfully in its new home.”

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If you require further information please contact:

Tanya Shillingford, Partner, Goodman Derrick at or on +44 (0)20 7421 7906

James Caulfield, Head of Business Development, Goodman Derrick at or on +44 (0)20 7421 7968