Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Dec17
Free Published 12th Dec 2017, 22:42

Shares of marketing services companies continued to gain value in the month to 12 December as the sector’s MSFI Index improved by a further 2.13%.  In the same period the FTSE All-Share Index... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 19th Nov 2017, 16:33

Designer, media buyer and ad agency win top award for financial credentials

Three privately-owned UK marketing agencies won the full complement of eight “plums” for their financial credentials in this year’s Private Plums awards, but there was a slight decline in the... Read more

Special Reports

Marketing groups need shareholders to balance acquisition funding

Published 1st Aug 2017, 13:46

A new survey of UK publicly listed marketing groups by Marketing Services Financial Intelligence shows that their recent expansion has continued to rely on borrowings to a greater extent than... Read more

Private Equity: is there a better way?

Published 7th Jun 2017, 14:21

Can value be realised from a private business without the risk of giving up control? The Business Growth Fund may provide one answer.   In the nineteen eighties marketing agencies were created... Read more

Special Reports Index

Published 1st Jan 2012, 08:35

The Special Reports listed below are available in full only to paid-up subscribers.  They include annual surveys as well as in-depth analysis of companies that have been in the news. Follow... 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 14th Dec 2017, 11:10

Huntsworth heading for £20m profit before tax and interest

Huntsworth confirmed this morning that it expects its profit for 2017 to be close to market estimates of £20 million before tax, interest, amortisation and abnormal items. The expected result is... Read more
Published 13th Dec 2017, 10:26

Huntsworth share price doubled in 2017

Shares in the international public relations group Huntsworth more than doubled in value in 2017 and have recovered to the price last recorded in 2010. Huntsworth has topped our table of publicly... Read more
Published 12th Dec 2017, 21:32

Forward clarifies which companies were sold to Stagwell

The internet companies sold to the US based Stagwell Group by the British entrepreneur Neil Hutchinson included the Forward 3D digital agency and another related digital agency called... Read more
Published 11th Dec 2017, 15:41

Mystery surrounds Forward companies sold to Stagwell Group

A Washington based buy-and-build marketing group headed by former Burson Marsteller chief executive Mark Penn has acquired some digital marketing businesses previously owned by the British... Read more
Published 7th Dec 2017, 15:26

Leagas Delaney dissolution not to proceed

The Registrar of Companies announced today that cause has now been shown to abandon its proposed dissolution of advertising agency Leagas Delaney. Last week the Registrar of Companies... Read more
Published 7th Dec 2017, 08:17

Bain Capital wins control of ADK

Bain Capital has won its bid to acquire Japan’s third largest advertising agency Asatsu-DK, as seemed probable once WPP agreed to tender it 24.96% shareholding. Bain announced today that it... Read more
Published 5th Dec 2017, 11:33

Reach4Entertainment raising £5.5m

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises, the AIM listed entertainment marketing group, has completed arrangements for a conditional placing of its shares by Allenby Capital to raise £5.5 million before... Read more
Published 4th Dec 2017, 10:40

Communisis replaces chief financial officer

Mark Stoner, the long-serving group finance director at the stock market listed sales promotion and communications agency Communisis is being replaced with effect from today and will leave the group... Read more
Published 2nd Dec 2017, 09:54

Sir Martin enjoys a £133m Christmas treat

WPP’s chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell has exercised share options worth £133 million over the last few days and sold sufficient of those shares to raise £62.5 million required to meet the tax... Read more
Published 1st Dec 2017, 11:27

Leagas Delaney threatened with being struck off

Leagas Delaney, the parent company of the advertising agency group controlled by veteran creative director Tim Delaney, has been warned by the Registrar of Companies that the company will be struck... Read more