TPG-backed BGB Group acquires healthcare consultancy Kx Advisors

14 September 2023 Consulting.us 1 min. read

BGB Group, a New York-based healthcare communications agency, has acquired Kx Advisors, a Washington, DC-based healthcare strategy consulting firm.

Formerly the healthcare practice of management consultancy Kaiser Associates, Kx Advisors spun out as an independent firm in 2019. The firm specializes in strategy consulting for biopharma, medical device, digital health, and diagnostic companies.

Kx Advisors’ offerings include corporate strategy and franchise planning, market expansion and forecasting, M&A, new product planning, pricing and market access, and brand planning and launch strategy.

The firm has 46 employees listed on LinkedIn and has offices in Washington, DC, Boston, and London.TPG-backed BGB Group acquires healthcare consultancy Kx Advisors BGB’s acquisition of Kx Advisors further strengthens its strategy consulting capability, which BGB has been working to expand over the last several years.

“Kx Advisors brings extensive commercial strategy capability to BGB Group, which is a great complement to our existing scientific consultancy. We’re thrilled to bring these teams together and to provide even greater value to our client partnerships,” said Brendon Phalen, founding partner of BGB Group. "Together, BGB and Kx will continue to support clients with offerings such as pipeline prioritization, franchise planning, market expansion and forecasting, pricing analysis, and ultimately brand optimization at any lifecycle stage.”

Private equity firm TPG Capital made a significant investment in BGB in 2021, valuing the firm at $760 million. The investment has enabled bolt-ons and capability expansion.

BGB was founded in 2005 and provides services in healthcare advertising, medical communications, payer marketing, and strategic consulting. The agency has more than 500 employees.

Bob Serrano, managing partner of Kx Advisors, added, “We bring a client base of strong long-term relationships, a team of experts dedicated to defining growth strategies for brands from big to rare, and an appreciation for evolving as our clients’ needs evolve.”