Posts Tagged ‘WPP’

Published 17th Oct 2017, 21:09

WPP lashes out at ADK’s conservative management

In a surprisingly angry outburst, WPP responded today to last night’s statement by the Japanese marketing group Asatsu-DK (ADK) that its strategic alliance had resulted in a low return on equity... Read more
Published 12th Oct 2017, 12:43

WPP and ADK in open conflict: ADK’s management slated

The extent of the breakdown in the relationship between WPP and the Japanese marketing group Asatsu-DK (ADK) has been revealed in a series of public announcements this week, culminating in WPP... Read more
Published 8th Oct 2017, 20:36

comScore replaces auditors: Deloitte succeeds EY

comScore, the US audience measurement company in which WPP has a 19.5% shareholding, has changed its audit firm from Ernst & Young to Deloitte & Touche with immediate effect, following... Read more
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 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 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 29th Sep 2017, 14:29

comScore settles legal action by adding four directors and removing bid obstacle

comScore’s 4.8% shareholder Starboard Value has settled its pending legal action against the company, following the appointment of four new independent directors to the board. In addition comScore... Read more
Published 26th Sep 2017, 14:59

Now comScore faces legal action from Nielsen

The market research company Nielsen Holdings is seeking a Court injunction to prevent the US audience measurement company comScore from launching its recently announced Extended TV service.  Nielsen... Read more