Acquisition offers full global scale and capabilities for Ireland’s largest brand experience and events agency.
Verve has announced it has been acquired by The Opus Group, a purpose-built network to create experiences that drive action for the world’s most influential brand.
The Opus Group is a trusted partner for over 70 global companies, including Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce.
Founded by Ronan Traynor in 1991, Verve’s team of creatives, designers, producers, and client services professionals deliver from offices across Dublin, London, and Amsterdam. Speaking about the announcement today, Ronan said “By becoming part of The Opus Group, Verve has expanded the scale, resources, and global reach we can deliver for our clients. From the outset, it was evident how Verve would complement the existing agencies within The Opus Group. Elevating our shared mission to deliver next-level experiences that drive action for our clients, we now have expanded our global scale.”
“The addition of Verve will immediately provide expanded value for our longstanding clients, such as Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce, as these brands are growing their EMEA event and experiential marketing portfolios,” stated Mitch Barns, CEO of The Opus Group. “Adding how well our team cultures align, and it was an easy decision to advance our partnership through this acquisition.”
“The past few years have been a pivotal time for brands, marketers, and agencies across the world. Like the agencies within our network, Verve has been thriving in these new realities,” shared Kim Kopetz, president and chief operating officer of The Opus Group. “We foresee our deep collaboration will drive continued success for our clients and opportunities for our teams.”
Verve will retain its name, becoming “Verve, part of The Opus Group.” With Ronan Traynor remaining at the helm, the agency will continue operating as usual for their clients while now bringing the value of full global scalability.