February 3, 2011
Acquisition of Palladian Partners Provides Altarum with Vital New Health Communications and Marketing Capabilities
ANN ARBOR, Mich. –Altarum Institute President and CEO Lincoln Smith announced today that Altarum has finalized its acquisition of Silver Spring, Maryland-based Palladian Partners, Inc., a health communications and services company. Palladian will become a for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of Altarum and will continue to operate from its current headquarters in Silver Spring.
“In our client-funded and internally chartered work, we are meeting a growing requirement to help design and deliver insightful and targeted health communications, ranging from public service announcements, to research publications, to social media outreach,” said Smith in making the announcement. “Palladian Partners’ experience in providing health communications support to the government and private sector will add a vital new capacity to Altarum and will ensure we can offer our current and future clients a full range of services.”
Palladian Partners specializes in science, medical, and public health communications services for government agencies and the private sector. Services include strategic communications planning; writing and editing; publication development and graphic design; web content strategy; website design and development; digital media production; public outreach and media relations; research and evaluation; and conference management. Founded in 1996, Palladian Partners has approximately 60 employees and $10 million in annual revenues. The acquisition will grow Altarum’s total employee base to more than 430 and increase annual revenues to nearly $90 million.
“Joining the Altarum team is tremendously exciting for us,” said Palladian President Beth Maloney. “Having partnered with Altarum on several projects over the past three years, we know the breadth of consulting expertise they offer, and are pleased that our services officially will be a part of the organization. Palladian will continue providing top-notch support to our clients while leveraging the unique capabilities of Altarum.”
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Altarum Institute (www.altarum.org) integrates objective research and client-centered consulting skills to deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care. A nonprofit serving clients in the public and private sectors, Altarum employs more than 400 individuals and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan with additional offices in the Washington, DC area; Sacramento, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Portland, Maine; and San Antonio, Texas.