Cambre Associates is expanding its global footprint with the acquisition by majority owner SEC SpA of a 19.3% stake in Porta Communications PLC.

SEC, the largest independent communications agency in Italy, has also reached a commercial collaboration with Porta, a communications and marketing group with offices across the UK and Australia as well as Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Porta brands and companies are Newgate Communications, Redleaf Communications, Publicasity, 2112 Communications and Summit Marketing Services. In addition to Cambre, SEC has operations in Germany, Poland, Spain and the UK.

“Firmly established at the heart of Europe as communications and advocacy experts, we’re excited by this latest move, which reinforces our ability to deliver global solutions for our clients’ business challenges,“ Cambre CEO Tom Parker said. “Our partnership model enables us to provide the right support across the globe for our clients.”