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 21st Nov 2017, 15:29

Jaywing issues profit warning as it feels economic draught

Recent economic uncertainty has had an adverse impact on revenue at the AIM listed marketing, analytics and risk management agency Jaywing, resulting in the group reporting a loss of £376,000 for... Read more
Published 21st Nov 2017, 14:20

CyberGhost changes raise questions about Crossrider’s latest acquisition

AIM listed online advertising, security software and app distribution company Crossrider has made senior management changes at its recently acquired Romanian subsidiary CyberGhost and bought out... Read more
Published 21st Nov 2017, 09:38

WPP to sell ADK shares in return for possible stake in successor company

WPP has agreed to tender its shares in Asatsu-DK at the offer price of ¥3,660 per share and, if the tender offer is successful, to withdraw its injunction proceedings in the Tokyo District Court... Read more
Published 21st Nov 2017, 08:18

WPP’s Japanese strategy awaits today’s ADK bid deadline

Shareholders in the Japanese marketing group Asatsu-DK will decide today whether Bain Capital’s £1 billion takeover bid will succeed and – most importantly – whether WPP gives up its fight to... Read more
Published 20th Nov 2017, 18:24

Griffiths offloads some Communisis shares

Richard Griffiths and associated shareholders have offloaded a proportion of their holding in the stock market listed sales promotion and communications agency Communisis to CRUX, seemingly at a... Read more
Published 16th Nov 2017, 23:39

Havas revenue remains in the doldrums

Havas Group today joined most of the other major global groups in reporting negligible revenue growth of 0.6% in the nine months to 30 September.  If currency movements were to be excluded the... Read more
Published 16th Nov 2017, 11:45

WPP offers “constructive” talks and capital injection if ADK offer fails

WPP last night reaffirmed its decision not to tender its 24.9% shareholding in Asatsu-DK to Bain Capital and offered to “engage constructively” with the board of ADK if the tender offer fails.... Read more
Published 15th Nov 2017, 17:14

WPP proceeds with petition to stop sale of its ADK shares

Asatsu-DK confirmed today that WPP is seeking a court order to prevent the Japanese group from forcing WPP to sell its 24.9% shareholding. The news prompted a further 2.8% fall in WPP’s share... Read more
Published 14th Nov 2017, 16:47

Dentsu’s international revenues rise but group profit falls

Dentsu’s US and South American operations provided a major fillip to its revenue and gross income in the nine months to 30 September, but gross income from domestic business declined by 2.4% and... Read more
Published 10th Nov 2017, 10:48

Be Heard to raise £5.6m to buy The Corner Communications

Be Heard Group is acquiring the integrated marketing agency The Corner Communications (London) for an initial £8.7 million and is raising £5.6 million to help pay for it. The funds are being... Read more