Archive for 2013

Published 11th Dec 2013, 19:39

Internal share deals put £43m value on Accord Group

Shares bought back by Accord Group from directors Wayne and Jonathan Sitwell have put a value of nearly £43 million on the company as a whole. The shares were bought back in two stages in... Read more
Published 11th Dec 2013, 15:06

Gibbs banked £3.25m from share sales on Radley Yeldar exit

Andrew Gibbs, co-founder of the Radley Yeldar design consultancy, sold a 22% shareholding back to the company for £3.25 million when he resigned in May last year.  He retained shares representing... Read more
Published 10th Dec 2013, 14:15

Porta raises another £1.5m

The AIM listed public relations group Porta Communications has raised £1.5 million in new share capital to fund a London property deposit and the acquisition of another public relations... Read more
Published 9th Dec 2013, 15:48

WPP buys loss-making online ad technology business

WPP’s digital's marketing technology company 24/7 Media has acquired the loss-making UK online advertising technology business Crystal Semantics for an undisclosed amount. Crystal had... Read more
Published 6th Dec 2013, 10:10

Mazars takes Publicis UK audits from Ernst & Young

Mazars, the French based accountancy firm that has been joint auditor of Publicis Groupe for many years, has replaced Ernst & Young as the sole auditor of 21 Publicis subsidiaries in the... Read more
Published 6th Dec 2013, 09:45

Ten Alps revamps comms division as losses continue

AIM listed TV production, publishing and communications group Ten Alps has revamped its communications division in an attempt to improve its profit contribution as the group continues to report... Read more
Published 5th Dec 2013, 19:23

Coming soon: the privately-owned agencies with the best and worst financial credentials

Every year we assess the financial credentials of over 70 privately-owned marketing agencies and award them up to eight “Private Plums”, depending on their quality.   Agencies with the biggest... Read more
Published 3rd Dec 2013, 22:23

Bezier companies lost nearly £10m after purchase from administrators

The company that bought the Bezier Acquisitions group of businesses from its administrators for £16 million in August 2011 incurred a loss of nearly £10 million in the initial 8.5 month period of... Read more
Published 3rd Dec 2013, 14:50

Leagas Delaney accounts delayed

The financial statements of Leagas Delaney for 2012 are two months overdue, leaving unanswered the question of whether the group made a profit in 2012 and, if so, how much. The accounts were... Read more
Published 3rd Dec 2013, 07:38

Bids and Deals: December 2013

Mindshare, the WPP-owned global media agency network, has agreed to acquire the business and assets of Media Arts System and Services Company that was originally established to service Unilever in... Read more