Catcus, an agency growth consultancy, has made two appointments to keep up with industry demand for specialist M&A services. Mark Sainthill will join the firm as managing partner for M&A while Dan Archer joins as managing partner for marketing and partnerships.

Sainthill has spent his whole career in the agency world with six years as an M&A advisor. Sainthill will manage the firm’s new focus on agency M&As, a new service offering in addition to agency growth consulting.

Archer will be responsible for overall growth strategy of Cactus, specifically the creation and marketing of new M&A possibilities. Additionally, he will oversee strategic partnerships and establish the not-for-profit agency founders community, Agencynomics.

“We’re seeing increasing demand in this very specialist area [agency M&A] and by being able to formally offer this service through investing in two people with the talent of Dan and Mark, we’re able to better serve our client’s needs,” added Pete Hoole, co-founder of Cactus