Archive for 2015

Published 24th Dec 2015, 00:51

Progressive expands on detail of GlobalData deal

AIM listed Progressive Digital Media Group today announced further details of the proposed acquisition of one of executive chairman Mike Danson’s private companies, indicating that it is valuing... Read more
Published 18th Dec 2015, 19:50

Mike Danson part exchanges some business interests

Mike Danson, executive chairman of publicly listed Progressive Digital Media Group, plans to rearrange the ownership of one of his other companies by part exchanging it for businesses that... Read more
Published 18th Dec 2015, 19:38

WPP acquires Proteus developer after £2.9m loss

GroupM, the WPP owned media buying network, has acquired The Exchange Lab, developer of the Proteus proprietary digital media planning technology. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed,... Read more
Published 18th Dec 2015, 09:44

M&C Saatchi’s audit committee chairman to retire

Adrian Martin, the long-serving non-executive director and audit committee chairman at M&C Saatchi is to retire at the 2016 annual general meeting. The company has not yet selected a successor... Read more
Published 16th Dec 2015, 13:07

WPP may have put a £3m value on System Analytic

WPP’s healthcare marketing subsidiary Sudler & Hennessey has acquired a majority stake in System Analytic for an undisclosed amount that is estimated to have been based on a company valuation... Read more
Published 16th Dec 2015, 11:51

When private equity deals go wrong

During recent weeks there have been two examples of marketing agencies finding that they cannot realistically meet the loan interest and repayment terms imposed by their private equity backers. At... Read more
Published 14th Dec 2015, 09:30

WPP to acquire control of STW in Australia

WPP is to merge its Australian and New Zealand businesses with those of the Australian publicly listed marketing company STW Communications Group, thereby increasing its shareholding in STW from... Read more
Published 13th Dec 2015, 00:43

1HQ sold to healthcare group Ceuta in obscure deal

The healthcare outsourcing and marketing group Ceuta Holdings has bought a majority stake in the design consultancy 1HQ, once known as the Sandom Partnership, for an undisclosed sum. And the likely... Read more
Published 12th Dec 2015, 01:11

Sector share prices: December 2015

Share prices of companies in the marketing sector had a depressing month to 12 December.  Only three companies experienced any rise in price and the sector’s MSFI Index slipped by 1.36% to 61... Read more
Published 10th Dec 2015, 09:51

ODD Communications bought by Next 15

London based digital agency ODD Communications has been revealed as the target of Next Fifteen Communications acquisition plans disclosed by the company yesterday (see Next 15 in talks to acquire... Read more