Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Aug17
Free Published 14th Aug 2017, 13:56

Share prices in the marketing sector remained fairly static in the month to 12 August and the sector’s MSFI Index improved by only 0.87%.  However, that improvement was slightly better than the... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 18th Nov 2016, 16:43

The7Stars UK media agency dazzles again

The media agency The7Stars UK and TRBR (owner of The Red Brick Road advertising agency) have shared this year’s top award for their financial credentials in our annual review designed to promote... 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 Aug 2015, 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 4th Aug 2017, 16:49

Investis hires Claire Price as CFO

Claire Price has been appointed chief financial officer at Investis Topco, the parent company of the on-line corporate communications group in which private equity investor ECI Partners holds a 60%... Read more
Published 4th Aug 2017, 09:22

Communisis profit improves: pension deficit reduced

Communisis, the stock market listed customer communications agency, improved its post-tax profit by 13.8% to £3.85 million in the first half of 2017, the third increase in its first half results... Read more
Published 3rd Aug 2017, 21:55

BD Network’s 2015 decline offset by tax credit

The long overdue accounts of BD Network (Holdings) for 2015 have now been filed showing a profit of £617,331 - up from £245,007 in the previous year, thanks primarily to a £417,839 tax... Read more
Published 3rd Aug 2017, 09:15

Italian PR group injects £3m into Porta: Morton loans restructured

SEC, the AIM listed Italian public relations group with subsidiary businesses in Spain, Brussels and Germany, has agreed to inject additional share capital into Porta Communications of almost £3... Read more
Published 2nd Aug 2017, 08:24

Be Heard appoints another non-exec director as revenue grows by 155%

AIM listed Be Heard Group has appointed David Morrison, chief executive of Prospect Investment Management, as non-executive director. Morrison becomes the fourth non-executive director on the... Read more
Published 1st Aug 2017, 09:33

dotDigital elevates new CFO to board

dotDigital Group, the AIM listed email marketing company, has now formally appointed its new chief financial officer Phillip Blundell to the company’s board. Blundell’s appointment as CFO was... Read more
Published 31st Jul 2017, 22:24

Very Lucky Generals: why did TBWA pay £15m?

The filing of the accounts of the Omnicom Group subsidiary TBWA UK Group last week confirmed that it made what at first sight seems an inexplicably large initial cash payment of £15 million to... Read more
Published 31st Jul 2017, 22:06

Global Data loses another £0.6m but finds a “profit”

Global Data, the publicly listed market intelligence provider, lost £559,000 in the half year to 30 June, an improvement on the £3 million loss recorded in the corresponding half year of... Read more
Published 30th Jul 2017, 17:33

MC&C gets £6.6m private equity investment

Private equity fund manager Key Capital Partners has invested £6.6 million in the independent media agency Mike Colling & Company. MC&C made a profit of £983,000 in 2016 after paying... Read more
Published 28th Jul 2017, 11:48

Once upon a time revenue would not be anticipated

Once upon a time there was an accounting rule that revenue and profits should not be anticipated, but be recognised by inclusion in accounts only when realised in the form of either cash or of other... Read more