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Vespa Capital invests in Flag Communication

January 2022

Vespa Capital is pleased to announce an investment in Flag Communication (Flag), a best-practice sustainability and ESG strategy, reporting and communications agency.

Flag partners with an impressive blue-chip customer base, helping them to articulate and communicate their strategy and performance. With operations in the US and the UK, Flag has built an enviable international reputation with more than 20 years of sustainability reporting experience and expertise.

Flag advises clients on the evolution of their ESG strategy, supporting development in line with international frameworks, performs materiality analysis and leads multi-stakeholder engagement exercises. Through their creative and editorial divisions, Flag delivers leading ESG reports and impactful communication strategies including events, film and social media campaigns.

Vespa Capital’s investment supports the highly experienced existing management team of Victoria Taylor, managing director; Jo Teeuw, creative director; and Mike Taylor, digital director, who each remain significant investors alongside Vespa Capital.

 

Victoria Taylor stated: “We are excited by the new partnership with Vespa Capital as we look to further support our clients with their sustainability strategies and continue to lead our field in best-practice reporting and communications.

“Vespa Capital have demonstrated their commitment to ESG issues and their assistance supporting our talent strategy and identifying potential acquisition targets bodes well for our future cooperation", Victoria went on to add.

Alex Parker, Investment Director at Vespa Capital said: “As signatories of the UN Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), Vespa Capital are committed to ensuring socially responsible and sustainable practices both as an investor and throughout our portfolio.”

“We are delighted to partner with Vic and the Flag team at this exciting stage in the business’ journey. Flag is a leader in providing best-practice sustainability communications solutions for many prominent corporates, and we look forward to supporting them on this next stage and having a positive impact on the sustainability agenda.” Alex added.

Vespa Capital were advised by Fairgrove Partners, DLA Piper, Grant Thornton, Lockton and Blick Rothenberg.