Tag Archives: Peter Scott

The Corner sells to Peter Scott’s Be Heard Group

Peter Scott’s Be Heard Group is buying ad agency The Corner for £12m. Scott was a founder of WCRS and later built Engine Group into a mid-sized marcoms company before selling to US private equity firm Lake Capital. Engine has ...

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Peter Scott’s new venture Be Heard is up and running with MMT Digital buy

Entrepreneurs don’t come much more serial than former Engine boss Peter Scott and now his current venture, AIM-listed Be Heard, is about to make its second acquisition: website and apps design agency MMT Digital. Scott is paying £5m up front ...

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Engine sells to Hollywood powerhouse for £100m

Chicago-based private equity firm Lake Capital is buying Peter Scott’s Engine Group; the company that owns WCRS, US-based digital agency Deep Focus and social media agency Jam among others. The price is said to be £100m. Lake Capital is buying ...

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B&Q new broom Moss turns to old chums at WCRS

Giant UK D-I-Y retailer B&Q has moved its £45m account to WCRS after dumping Karmarama before Christmas, a move which won’t surprise anybody very much. WCRS pitched for the account against Karmarama in November 2012 and doesn’t give up easily. ...

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Engine Group boosts global digital network by buying Shanghai agency FlipScript

Peter Scott’s Engine Group is buying Shanghai-based digital and social agency FlipScript to create a global digital network with US-based deep Focus and London’s Jam. FlipScript employs 52 people and works for clients including Tourism Australia, Bally, Crocs and Starbucks. ...

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Engine Group gets bigger but substantial post-tax profits still prove elusive

Peter Scott’s Engine Group, whose companies include WCRS, Partners Andrews Aldridge and sports marketing business Synergy, made a small post-tax profit £422,000 in 2012 compared with a loss of £5.2 million in the previous year. The results were affected by ...

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UK bank changes give a boost to Engine Group

You can’t keep British banks out of the news – this morning we had the Government flogging six per cent of its stake in Lloyds for £3.2bn (bit cheap that) and Barclays being fingered for overcharging interest (so that’s another ...

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Engine Group’s David Liu: how to build a new agency group in China

Peter Scott’s UK marcoms contender Engine Group has been quiet of late as it struggles to find the right agency acquisition in the US but it’s also setting its eyes on Asia, where marcoms companies are making an increasing amount ...

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