Tag Archives: Bell Pottinger

Lord Bell to exit Chime as he ties up £20m PR deal

One of the oddest deals of the year has come to fruition with confirmation that Lord Bell (left), chairman of Chime Communications, the UK marcoms company he founded in 1989, has secured board approval to buy the various Bell Pottinger ...

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WPP bid for Lord Bell’s Chime inches closer with more share purchases and second seat on board

For those who – like me – have been following the buyout shenanigans at Chime with some bemusement, the following item from Bob Willott’s Marketing Services Financial Intelligence will be of more than passing interest: Chime Communications confirmed yesterday evening ...

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How Chime will change if Bell buyout goes ahead

Summing up a satisfactory set of annual results, which had seen Chime pre-tax-profits climb 16 per cent, chairman Lord Bell (pictured) concluded: “The group is well positioned for the future with a very positive year ahead for sports marketing in ...

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WPP’s Sorrell opposes Bell and Pottinger’s PR buyout plans

Sir Martin Sorrell (pictured), whose WPP marcoms group owns 18 per cent of old colleague Lord Bell’s Chime Communications, says he opposes the plan by Lord Bell and other senior managers including Piers Pottinger, to buy out parts of the ...

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The real story behind the Bell Pottinger buy-out leak

How ironic, you might think, that a momentous development at the UK’s leading PR company should only come to light through an untimely leak. Lord Bell (pictured) and Piers Pottinger, respectively chairman and deputy chairman of Chime Communications, are plotting ...

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Bell and Pottinger’s buyout plan may open the door to a bid from WPP

Lord Bell (Tim Bell as was) and Piers Pottinger are reported to be organising a management buy-out of Bell Pottinger, the PR company they founded in 1989 when Bell left ad agency Lowe Howard-Spink (& Bell). Bell Pottinger, currently owned ...

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