Altarum Institute Acquires Silver Spring, Maryland-Based Communications Firm Palladian Partners, Inc by EON


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									Altarum Institute Acquires Silver Spring,
Maryland-Based Communications Firm Palladian
Partners, Inc.
Acquisition of Palladian Partners Provides Altarum with Vital New Health Communications and Marketing

February 03, 2011 08:33 AM Eastern Time  

ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Altarum Institute President and CEO Lincoln Smith
announced today that Altarum has finalized its acquisition of Silver Spring, Maryland-based Palladian Partners, Inc.,
a health communications and services company. Palladian will become a for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of
Altarum and will continue to operate from its current headquarters in Silver Spring.

“In our client-funded and internally-chartered work, we are meeting a growing requirement to help design and deliver
insightful and targeted health communications, ranging from public service announcements, to research publications,
to social media outreach,” said Smith in making the announcement. “Palladian Partners’ experience in providing
health communications support to the government and private sector will add a vital new capacity to Altarum and will
ensure we can offer our current and future clients a full range of services.” 

Palladian Partners specializes in science, medical, and public health communications services for government
agencies and the private sector. Services include strategic communications planning; writing and editing; publication
development and graphic design; web content strategy; website design and development; digital media production;
public outreach and media relations; research and evaluation; and conference management. Founded in 1996,
Palladian Partners has approximately 60 employees and $10 million in annual revenues. The acquisition will grow
Altarum’s total employee base to more than 430 and increase annual revenues to nearly $90 million.

“Joining the Altarum team is tremendously exciting for us,” said Palladian President Beth Maloney. “Having
partnered with Altarum on several projects over the past three years, we know the breadth of consulting expertise
they offer, and are pleased that our services officially will be a part of the organization. Palladian will continue
providing top-notch support to our clients while leveraging the unique capabilities of Altarum.” 

Altarum Institute ( integrates objective research and client -centered consulting skills to
deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care.A nonprofit serving
clients in the public and private sectors, Altarum employs more than 400 individuals and is headquartered in
Ann Arbor, Mich. with additional offices in the Washington, D.C. area; Sacramento, Calif.; Atlanta, Ga.;
Portland, Maine; and San Antonio, Texas.

Altarum Institute
Jonathan Orr, 703-575-1215


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