Deerfield Agency Buys Verge Scientific Communications

Verge Scientific will operate as Deerfield's independent sister company.

By: Rashida Ashley (08 AUG 2022 // 4:09PM GMT)


CONSHOHOCKEN, PA — Deerfield Agency, a Philadelphia-area life sciences-focused firm, has acquired Verge Scientific Communications. The merger will expand Deerfield's services and ability to support clients, as well as deepen expertise in in branding, strategic communication, scientific and medical communications, and storytelling. Arlington, Virginia-based Verge has a nearly 40-person team that includes a full creative team, scientists, and communications strategists. Verge partners and founders Lissette Steele and Amanda Sellers will continue to lead daily operations of the firm, which will operate as an independent sister company of Deerfield. They will join the senior leadership team and become shareholders in Deerfield Pharma Services Holdings. “The expansion of services including corporate brand strategy, corporate communications, scientific counsel and strategic communications are a great complement to our current offerings and will allow us to further serve our clients for both their corporate and product commercialization needs,” said Deerfield managing partner Frank Burrell. Said Steele, “Combining with Deerfield will deepen our creative, digital and media services while allowing us to support innovator companies seamlessly as their products advance to commercialization and beyond.”

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