Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Sep17
Free Published 14th Sep 2017, 09:13

**Due to a defect in information supplied by the London Stock Exchange, share price movements for the month to 12 October are not yet available** Share index movements in the month to 12 September... 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 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 6th Oct 2017, 13:23

GlobalData’s Danson raising over £9m from share sale

GlobalData’s chief executive Mike Danson has today initiated the sale of approximately 1.7 million shares by an institutional placing at a price of 540p per share.  The sale is expected to raise a... Read more
Published 6th Oct 2017, 12:34

Dentsu fined ¥0.5m for violating labour laws: executives disciplined

Dentsu has been fined ¥0.5 million (£3,400) for violations of labour laws and in particular for permitting excessive overtime working. In response Dentsu expressed its “deepest apologies to... Read more
Published 4th Oct 2017, 16:41

Asatsu’s second biggest shareholder attacks “undervalued” Bain deal

Silchester International Investors, a London based investment manager that holds 17.3% of Asatsu-DK’s shares alongside WPP’s 24.9% shareholding, today attacked the Japanese marketing group’s... Read more
Published 4th Oct 2017, 14:21

Soggy sterling prompts increase in Solstice acquisition cap

The decline in the value of sterling has prompted the marketing and book printing group St Ives to agree to an increase in the purchase price payable to the US vendor of Solstice Consulting, the... Read more
Published 4th Oct 2017, 10:14

St Ives loses over £47m after more acquisition write-downs

St Ives, the stock market listed marketing and book printing group, wrote down the cost of past acquisitions by a further £33.1 million in the year to 28 July, resulting in a post-tax loss of £47.7... Read more
Published 3rd Oct 2017, 23:18

comScore appoints replacement chief financial officer

comScore, the US audience measurement company in which WPP has a 19.5% shareholding, has appointed Gregory Fink as executive vice president, finance, with immediate effect. He will report to... Read more
Published 3rd Oct 2017, 14:04

WPP questions validity of ADK termination notice

WPP, the world’s biggest marketing group, is understood to be ready to fight the termination of its collaboration agreement with the Japanese marketing group Asatsu-DK. Sources close to WPP have... Read more
Published 3rd Oct 2017, 10:59

WPP tie-up “caused delays” to ADK’s innovations and reforms

Bain Capital’s £1 billion private equity bid to buy the third biggest Japanese agency group Asatsu DK (ADK) is intended to overcome “delays in business innovations and structural... Read more
Published 30th Sep 2017, 12:29

Reach4Entertainment appoints stop-gap chairman

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises, the AIM listed media and entertainment marketing company, has appointed non-executive director Marcus Yeoman to act as interim chairman while the search for a... Read more
Published 30th Sep 2017, 10:26

Writtle makes £1.5m half-year profit without Creo

The disposal of Creo Retail Marketing by Writtle Holdings last year and a bumper performance from the Arken POP instore display business were the biggest contributors to a much improved operating... Read more