Havas Group announced today it has taken a majority investment in Tinkle, a leading PR and communications agency present in Spain and Portugal. Tinkle will be integrated into Havas Group’s global strategic advisory network, /amo.

Founded in 1999 by Javier Curtichs, Tinkle has steadily grown and today its team of nearly 200 specialists tailor innovative communication solutions for an impressive portfolio of clients from hubs in Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon. Tinkle will continue to operate its business in Spain and Portugal under the leadership of Javier Curtichs and his management team. The agency will rebrand as Tinkle/amo, leveraging the international capabilities of the /amo network, in addition to enjoying synergies and support from Havas Group at both local and global levels.

The /amo network, which is present in 15 countries with offices in all the world’s key financial centres and capitals, provides counsel to boards and executives globally, combining powerful, local influence, national expertise, global perspective, and seamless project management. Since it was founded in 2001, the /amo network has consistently ranked among the world’s top communications advisory groups on global M&A transactions as measured by Mergermarket.


Yannick Bolloré, Chairman & CEO of Havas Group, said: “Tinkle’s entrepreneurial spirit, drive for excellence and commitment to people and the environment make them a natural fit within Havas. The addition of Tinkle to our /amo network reinforces our ability to develop best-in-class strategic advice for our clients in Spain, Portugal and beyond. A very warm welcome to Javier Curtichs and the team!

Alfonso Rodés, Chairman of Havas Group Spain, added: “The need for PR and strategic communications has never been greater. Understanding environments, relationships and intersections with the media, leaders, influencers, and institutions has become an absolute ‘must’ for companies. Bringing Tinkle on board ensures that we will remain at the forefront and together we will combine, complement and enhance our respective capabilities in Spain and Portugal.


Javier Curtichs, Founder & CEO of Tinkle, said: “This is a key milestone in Tinkle’s trajectory and opens a new chapter full of opportunities for our team and our clients. Vivendi, Havas and /amo are the best family we can have in Spain, Portugal and globally, and we are delighted to share our experience, capabilities and innovations to further develop the team and strengthen our client offer.”

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