Posts Tagged ‘Dentsu’

Published 9th Aug 2017, 16:11

Currencies and amortisation held back Dentsu’s growth

Dentsu’s purposeful expansion overseas has had a short-term detrimental financial impact as its profit fell by 14.2% to ¥30,712 million ($268 million) for the half year to 30 June. Revenue grew... 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 6th Jul 2017, 08:31

Bids and Deals: July 2017

Dentsu has agreed to acquire a 51% stake in the Indian data analytics and performance marketing company Sokrati Technologies, bringing annual revenue of £2.7 million and 138 employees to its Merkle... Read more
Published 20th Jun 2017, 10:29

Dentsu buys gleaming social media talent agency

Dentsu Aegis Network has agreed to acquire 90% of the highly profitable London social media talent agency Gleam Futures. Gleam Futures acts as agent for over 40 individuals who have built... 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 15th May 2017, 18:53

Acquisitions help lift Dentsu’s revenue by 15.2%

Dentsu achieved revenue growth of 15.2% in the first quarter of 2017, outperforming all the other major global groups except WPP.  The performance would have been even better if revenue had not been... Read more
Published 24th Mar 2017, 12:11

Dentsu overstated liabilities acquired in Merkle deal

Dentsu has confessed to internal financial control weaknesses that allowed it to overstate the financial liabilities acquired with the Merkle acquisition last year.  The amount of the overstatement... Read more
Published 10th Mar 2017, 17:12

Bids and Deals: March 2017

Dentsu Aegis Network has agreed to acquire an 85% shareholding in the Sri Lanka advertising group Grant Advertising Group and a 70% shareholding in Grant Agencies, together employing 150 people, with... Read more
Published 17th Feb 2017, 08:54

Dentsu hires new auditors: KPMG to replace Deloitte

Dentsu has hired KPMG to take over the group’s worldwide audit from incumbents Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu with effect from the forthcoming annual meeting on 30 March.   The appointment followed... Read more
Published 14th Feb 2017, 16:55

Dentsu enhances governance as profits stagnate

Dentsu, the Japan based global marketing group that has recently been beset with issues over domestic working conditions and over-billing of digital clients, reported an almost unchanged post-tax... Read more