Print Published 31st Dec 2006, 12:35

Bids and Deals: 2006

Publicis Groupe has acquired the Vietnamese public relations agency Venus Communications to become part of its MSLGROUP network… Omnicom Group has bought a majority interest in Unisono Fieldmarketing International in China for an undisclosed amount…Publicis Groupe has agreed to acquire an 80% stake in Chinese marketing agency Betterway Marketing Solutions for an undisclosed amount…WPP Group’s JWT network has acquired 65% of Sapphire Bright which owns leading promotional and merchandising businesses in China…Chime Communications has acquired 55% of Ledbury Research for an initial sum of £120,000, the balance being owned by Marc Cohen, James Lawson and Anna Clarke – Ledbury made a post-tax profit of £11,241 in the year to 31 March 2005.