Tag Archives: Jerry Buhlmann

WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell tips Havas to buy Aegis

Which will prompt a Gallic chuckle or two from Havas chairman Vincent Bollore and his cronies. What is perfidious Albionite Sir Martin up to now, they’ll think. Trying to discover our intentions? Winding up Maurice Levy at Publicis Groupe? Aegis, ...

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£500m Ipsos bid for research firm Synovate puts £2bn Aegis into play

French research giant Ipsos has bid £500m for Synovate, the global research firm owned by media buying group Aegis. Synovate has lagged its bigger sibling’s performance over the past decade so a bid should be welcome, allowing Aegis to cuts ...

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More optimism from Aegis as Carat forecasts increase in global ad growth

The tidal wave of optimism from media buying and market research group Aegis continues with confident noises about the company’s own growth prospects and, from biggest network Carat, an upward revision in its forecast for global ad growth. And it ...

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Aegis growth story hammered by bad debt, low contribution from Mitchell

The business newswires are awash this morning with confident noises from media buying and research group Aegis (which owns Carat, Vizeum and researcher Synovate) after its 2010 revenue rose from £1.35bn to £1.46bn. This led to an underlying profit of ...

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Can Aegis boss Jerry Buhlmann survive £25m bad debt in Spain?

When Jerry Buhlmann took over from Robert Lerwill as CEO of Aegis in 2008 there were a few raised eyebrows. Buhlmann originally built his reputation as a media boffin and there had already been surprise when he beat Aegis-owned Carat’s ...

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Aegis’ Synovate buys Russian research firm Comcon

There’s no holding ambitious media agency group Aegis at the moment as it spends the proceeds of a £190m bond-raising exercise on acquisitions around the world. But a problem for the ambitious CEO Jerry Buhlmann remains its Synovate research arm ...

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Aegis profit growth makes life harder for Vincent Bollore and Havas

Aegis shareholder Vincent Bollore, whose Havas empire owns 29.9 per cent of the media buying and research firm, is no doubt pleased to see Aegis revenues (up 4.4 per cent in the half year to June) and post tax profits ...

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