From B-GOV: Top Lobbying, Public Affairs Firms Join to Form Holding Company

Five lobbying and public affairs firms have set up their own holding company, an unconventional partnership in the influence industry that allows them to expand their businesses while remaining independent.

The Public Policy Holding Company will specialize in advocacy and is owned by the participating firms, a contrast to the more common practice of massive multinationals gobbling up K Street firms.

It’s comprised of top Washington lobby shops Crossroads Strategies, Forbes Tate Partners and Alpine Group, as well as O’Neill and Associates of Boston and Washington-based public affairs firm Seven Letter.

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