mergers

Apr 26, 2022

WPP to merge MediaCom and Essence in radical GroupM restructure

EssenceMediacom will launch with 10,000 employees in 125 offices, handling close to $25 billion in billings.

Dec 20, 2021

After a challenging 2020, M&A action sprung back to life in 2021

YEAR IN REVIEW: If the theme last year was about consolidation of operations and conservation of resources, a pickup in sentiment saw a surge in deal-making in 2021.

Feb 16, 2021

Havas acquires Singapore independent BLKJ

Formation of BLKJ Havas, run by existing BLKJ management will become Havas Group Singapore's creative offering.

Dec 16, 2020

In a rough 2020, incumbents and upstarts took divergent M&A paths

YEAR IN REVIEW: As the pandemic crippled adspend, older networks preserved cash, while newer operators made opportunistic deals.

Sep 22, 2020

Managing the paranoia curve when selling your agency

An M&A advisor explains the rollercoaster of emotion you should expect when buying or selling an agency, and how to manage paranoia so it doesn't derail a deal.

Jan 16, 2020

Adtech fuels M&A deals in 2019 as holding companies hit the brakes

Dentsu once again topped the list, but its total of 12 was far below the 34 it made in 2018, says Results International.