Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Nov17
Free Published 12th Nov 2017, 19:11

Shares in marketing companies had their best performance since January in the latest month to 12 November.  The sector’s MSFI Index increased by 3.59% to 78.7 (January 2001 = 100) while the FTSE... 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 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
Published 30th Nov 2017, 10:23

Mixed performance at St Ives in first quarter

St Ives, the stock market listed marketing and book printing group, announced today that revenue in its first quarter to 3 November had improved by 4% over the equivalent period in 2016. However,... Read more
Published 30th Nov 2017, 08:49

Dentsu’s CFO stepping down as an executive officer

Shoichi Nakamoto, a Dentsu vice president and its chief financial officer, will cease to be an executive officer of the company at the end of this month when the company implements its annual process... Read more
Published 29th Nov 2017, 20:51

Reach4Entertainment to seek more share capital

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises, the AIM listed entertainment marketing group, confirmed today that it is seeking additional share capital by way of a stock market placing and that the placing price... Read more