Ketchum, the global PR consultancy, has been on spending spree acquiring recently companies in Greater China and Russia. On 12th April they announced they have acquired a majority stake in Sampark PR in India, which was founded in 1994 by Bela Rajan and N.S. Rajan. These two will retain a significant holding when it begins to operate as Ketchum Sampark. The local firm has offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad so this gives Ketcham a good footprint in the Indian continent.