Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Dec14
Free Published 13th Dec 2014, 11:46

Shares in the marketing sector did rather better than the FTSE All-Share Index in the month to 12 December.  The sector’s MSFI Index rose by 2.39% in the month while the FTSE All-Share Index... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 11th Dec 2014, 08:11

Three privately-owned agencies score full marks in this year’s awards

Three privately owned marketing agencies have won the highest accolade for their financial credentials in this year’s survey of privately owned UK marketing agencies - the "Private Plums" -... Read more

Special Reports

Out now…The Global Greats 2014

Published 1st Aug 2014, 16:36

In the year when the Publicis-Omnicom merger plans were made, only to fall apart a few months later, who were the other major players on the global marketing stage?   The answer is revealed in this... Read more

Balance sheets of publicly listed UK marketing groups looking less vulnerable

Published 31st Oct 2013, 19:58

With few exceptions, the latest balance sheets of publicly listed UK marketing groups suggest they are less vulnerable than at the same time in 2012, according to a report published by Marketing... Read more

Financial FactFinder

This is our unique database — available to subscribers only — of UK marcoms companies listed on the stock exchange. It summarises profits, balance sheet strength and key financial performance indicators for the latest five years. Read more

Latest News

Published 18th Dec 2014, 08:55

Dentsu sells Tokyo properties to “strengthen financial structure”

Dentsu is raising a large amount of capital by transferring major property assets in Tokyo to an unnamed Japanese Corporation in deals that will be concluded in the first quarter of 2015. The deals... Read more
Published 17th Dec 2014, 12:37

More interventionist chairman to take helm at WPP

WPP’s chairman designate Roberto Quarta, announced today, bears the hallmarks of a more interventionist operator than his predecessor Philip Lader. The change of chairman was expected after... Read more
Published 15th Dec 2014, 16:13

Mark Wood hired as CEO to restore Ten Alps’ fortunes

Ten Alps has appointed Mark Wood as its chief executive, filling a vacancy that has existed since the departure of Alex Connock in the summer of 2011. Mark Wood joined the Ten Alps board in... Read more
Published 11th Dec 2014, 18:49

Porta buys Publicasity for less than one year’s income

Porta Communications has acquired the parent company of the Publicasity consumer public relations business for a multiple of less than one year’s gross income. The initial price was £2.8... Read more
Published 10th Dec 2014, 07:51

Aberforth boosts Huntsworth share price

Funds managed by Aberforth Partners acquired a further 5 million shares in Huntsworth last Friday, bolstering the share price after a relapse from its recent modest recovery. As a result the fund... Read more
Published 9th Dec 2014, 20:43

ECI Partners in Investis funding deal

Private equity group ECI Partners has made an unquantified investment in the corporate communications business Investis Topco that is likely to have involved the acquisition of a controlling stake in... Read more
Published 9th Dec 2014, 16:01

Publicis extends Sapient offer deadline by 13 days

Publicis Groupe has extended by 13 days the deadline for tendering shares in the US digital technology consultancy Sapient Corporation after only 21.3% of the company’s shares had been tendered by... Read more
Published 9th Dec 2014, 08:22

Cello buys San Francisco healthcare research firm for 1.3 times revenue

AIM listed Cello Group has acquired the San Francisco market research firm Worldwide Promedica that specialises in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  The terms suggest that the... Read more
Published 8th Dec 2014, 10:37

Leagas Delaney accounts delayed again

The accounts of advertising agency Leagas Delaney are overdue for the second year running with no explanation forthcoming from the company other than that they will be filed “shortly”.   The... Read more
Published 8th Dec 2014, 10:02

Clusta continued to lose money after Krow acquisition

Clusta KCG, the Birmingham based digital agency that carries on the business acquired by Krow Communications from administrators in June 2013, lost £129,000 in the remainder of that... Read more