Finance

Is a takeover bid looming for ITV?

Media takeovers are all the rage at the moment – the latest being Liberty Global’s $20bn deal for Virgin Media – and the boys in dark glasses who still inhabit the undergrowth of the City of London financial district are ...

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Chinese regulators threaten Aegis/Dentsu deal

Will Dentsu’s £3.2bn takeover of Aegis ever actually happen? Dentsu has been telling us for months that it’s only a matter of time – time needed to win regulatory approval in China, where Dentsu is desperate to expand and sees ...

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Mother London wins £10m Halfords

UK cycle and motor accessories retailer Halfords has appointed Mother to handle its account worth £10m or so. Halfords Group Commercial Director Paul McClenaghan says: “We have started on a journey to reposition Halfords as a provider of expert help ...

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Now former Kinetic direct client specialist James Copley joins Eric Newnham’s Talon as number two

Former Kinetic chief operating officer James Copley (left) has rejoined his long-time colleague Eric Newnham at new outdoor media buying contender Talon. Copley will be managing partner, effectively number two to majority shareholder Newnham. At Kinetic Copley was noted for ...

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