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Inizio’s History.

In 2022, Ashfield and Huntsworth joined forces to start something newInizio. Inizio brings together the depth, breadth and diversity of expertise required to inspire new possibilities, advance health and improve lives. Take a look at our story so far to explore the scale of our expertise across the product lifecycle and meet the talented teams that make Inizio what it is today.

  • Key
  • Advisory
  • Engage
  • Ashfield
  • Huntsworth
  • Inizio

2022

2022

  • Ashfield and Huntsworth merge to become Inizio
    Inizio launches five business units, Advisory, Medical, MarComms, Engage and BioTech
  • Ashfield Engage acquires Propensity
  • Huntsworth acquires Cirkle
  • Ashfield acquires Research Partnership

2021

2021

  • Ashfield unveils three new business units - Advisory, Engage and Health
  • Ashfield Advisory (UDG) acquires PHMR, now part of Putnam
  • Ashfield Engage (UDG) acquires Nuvera
  • Huntsworth acquires MedEvoke
  • UDG Healthcare (Ashfield) is acquired by private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R)

2020

2020

  • Ashfield acquires Canale Communications
  • Huntsworth's Forty1 is created
  • Huntsworth acquires Logic Earth
  • Huntsworth is acquired by private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) and is no longer a listed company
  • TCEG (Huntsworth) acquires Cormis
  • MEDiSTRAVA launches GenEra Consulting
  • Huntsworth acquires Nucleus Global

2019

2019

  • Ashfield acquires Putnam
  • Ashfield acquires Incisive Health
  • Hunstsworth acquires Kyne Communications
  • Huntsworth acquires Creativ-Ceutical S.A.R.L.
  • Huntsworth's Apothecom becomes MEDiSTRAVA

2018

2018

  • Ashfield acquires CreateNYC
  • Ashfield acquires SmartAnalyst, now a part of Putnam
  • Huntsworth acquires AboveNation Media LLC
  • Huntsworth acquires Giant Creative Strategy LLC

2017

2017

  • Ashfield acquires Micromass
  • Ashfield acquires Cambridge BioMarketing, now Mind+Matter
  • Ashfield acquires Vynamic
  • Huntsworth acquires the Creative Engagement Group Ltd

2016

2016

  • Ashfield acquires STEM Healthcare
  • Ashfield acquires Pegasus, now Mind+Matter

2015

2015

  • Huntsworth Health launches new agency Traversehealth

2014

2014

  • Ashfield acquires Galliard
  • Ashfield acquires KnowledgePoint360

2013

2013

  • UDG Healthcare is launched
  • UDG Healthcare acquires Medical Communications Group, later becoming Ashfield MedComms
  • Ashfield acquires Expansis, growing our European commercial presence
  • Bluefocus invested £36.5 million into Huntsworth Communications
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2022

  • Ashfield and Huntsworth merge to become Inizio
    Inizio launches five business units, Advisory, Medical, MarComms, Engage and BioTech
  • Ashfield Engage acquires Propensity
  • Huntsworth acquires Cirkle
  • Ashfield acquires Research Partnership

2021

  • Ashfield unveils three new business units - Advisory, Engage and Health
  • Ashfield Advisory (UDG) acquires PHMR, now part of Putnam
  • Ashfield Engage (UDG) acquires Nuvera
  • Huntsworth acquires MedEvoke
  • UDG Healthcare (Ashfield) is acquired by private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R)

2020

  • Ashfield acquires Canale Communications
  • Huntsworth's Forty1 is created
  • Huntsworth acquires Logic Earth
  • Huntsworth is acquired by private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) and is no longer a listed company
  • TCEG (Huntsworth) acquires Cormis
  • MEDiSTRAVA launches GenEra Consulting
  • Huntsworth acquires Nucleus Global

2019

  • Ashfield acquires Putnam
  • Ashfield acquires Incisive Health
  • Hunstsworth acquires Kyne Communications
  • Huntsworth acquires Creativ-Ceutical S.A.R.L.
  • Huntsworth's Apothecom becomes MEDiSTRAVA

2018

  • Ashfield acquires CreateNYC
  • Ashfield acquires SmartAnalyst, now a part of Putnam
  • Huntsworth acquires AboveNation Media LLC
  • Huntsworth acquires Giant Creative Strategy LLC

2017

  • Ashfield acquires Micromass
  • Ashfield acquires Cambridge BioMarketing, now Mind+Matter
  • Ashfield acquires Vynamic
  • Huntsworth acquires the Creative Engagement Group Ltd

2016

  • Ashfield acquires STEM Healthcare
  • Ashfield acquires Pegasus, now Mind+Matter

2015

  • Huntsworth Health launches new agency Traversehealth

2014

  • Ashfield acquires Galliard
  • Ashfield acquires KnowledgePoint360

2013

  • UDG Healthcare is launched
  • UDG Healthcare acquires Medical Communications Group, later becoming Ashfield MedComms
  • Ashfield acquires Expansis, growing our European commercial presence
  • Bluefocus invested £36.5 million into Huntsworth Communications

What we do.

At Inizio, our breadth and depth of scientific expertise allow us to reimagine your challenges into new opportunities. Across all areas of health and life sciences, we combine the knowledge of our 10,000 strong team of talented individuals into one collective that enables us to achieve better patient outcomes together.

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Advisory

With deep data strategy and analytics expertise, Inizio Advisory helps pharma, biotech and life sciences companies to develop, execute and operationalize their strategies across portfolio licensing and development, new product launches, established product and franchise strategy, HEOR, pricing and market access.

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Medical

Combining complex scientific understanding with creativity, Inizio Medical creates compelling content and engages communities across the spectrum of healthcare. We deliver medical communications, medical affairs, real world evidence and outcomes research.

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MarComms

Represented by Evoke, we use data-driven insights, creativity and innovative technologies to unlock commercial potential for our clients with a range of brand strategy, creative, communications, policy & access, experience, data science, media, marketing technology and delivery services.

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Engage

Experts in strategic engagement and commercialization, we partner with clients to create personalized experiences and deliver improved treatment outcomes. Inizio Engage creates impactful solutions across live, hybrid, and digital channels for HCPs, payors and patients.

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Biotech

With services spanning the clinical development and commercialization journey, Inizio Biotech provides personalized and scalable solutions curated to maximize value creation for our biotech customers, all coordinated through a single point of contact.

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Our Leadership Team

Paul Taaffe

CEO, Inizio

Ryan Quigley

COO, Inizio

Reid Connolly

Global President, Inizio MarComms
CEO, Evoke

Elaine Ferguson

Global President,
Inizio Medical

Colin Stanley

Global President,
Inizio Advisory

Greg Flynn

Global President,
Inizio Engage

Jason McKenna

Global President,
Inizio Biotech
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Sharing our expertise is what we do

We see every day as a chance to gain a new perspective, set a new standard, and advance a product on its path to reach the patients that need it most. Get caught up with the latest news and insights across the health and life sciences and access vital resources in the Inizio hub.

It's time to reimagine health.

By connecting our depth and breadth of expertise, we ensure you have the right team, at the right time to achieve your end goal. Just imagine what we can achieve together.