Posts Tagged ‘aegis group’

Published 8th Oct 2017, 17:53

Asatsu-DK takes tighter control of its global ambitions

The recent shenanigans about whether or not WPP can be compelled to sell its substantial minority shareholding in the third biggest Japanese marketing group Asatsu-DK (ADK) is a mere sideshow by... Read more
Published 12th Sep 2017, 08:05

Whither WPP or will it wither?

WPP’s shares have lost a modest 1.49% of their value since the company announced its half year results a fortnight ago and issued a gloomy downgrade of its revenue growth expectations for 2017 to... Read more
Published 29th Aug 2017, 22:34

Agitating fund manager stalks WPP but lowers stake in Interpublic

Harris Associates, the agitating Chicago based investment manager with funds totalling $124 billion entrusted to it, has been acquiring shares in WPP as the company experienced disappointing half... Read more
Published 6th Jul 2017, 12:17

Aquila Insight may have commanded a sale value of £5m

The sale of Aquila Insight to Dentsu’s Maryland based CRM, digital, and search agency Merkle seems likely to have placed a value of around £5 million on the company. Such a valuation would... Read more
Published 4th Jul 2017, 08:18

Lesniak retires as Next Fifteen non-executive director

Alicja Lesniak has retired as a non-executive director of Next Fifteen Communications Group with effect from 30 June after two three-year terms, having been the senior independent director and chair... Read more
Published 7th Jun 2017, 14:21

Private Equity: is there a better way?

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
Published 5th Jan 2017, 00:14

Dentsu’s Daring Dash

Sixty-five year old Tadashi Ishii has proved an adventurous leader of the Japanese marketing group Dentsu since he took charge as chief executive officer in April 2011. Within months of his... Read more
Published 23rd Nov 2016, 15:28

The Creston conundrum: is private better than public?

It is a curious coincidence that the publicly listed marketing group Creston announced plans to leave the stock market in the same week as Marketing Services Financial Intelligence announced its 2016... Read more
Published 26th Nov 2015, 19:53

Peter Scott finds a new vehicle for his talents

Peter Scott, the former executive chairman of The Engine Group who departed following its takeover by a company backed by the US private equity investor Lake Capital in November last year, has... Read more
Published 1st Jul 2015, 09:45

Dentsu reinstates local brand for Australian media business

Dentsu has rebranded its Australian media buying business Dentsu Mitchell Media Australia with the aim of capitalising on the Mitchell name in that territory. Formerly a publicly listed company,... Read more