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Is fear of a Vivendi bid behind Publicis and $5bn Epsilon?

If you think the Accenture/Droga5 tie-up is a big deal, think what may be happening in France. Publicis is considering a $5bn offer for data firm Epsilon, its biggest potential deal so far and one that has spooked shareholders as ...

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Publicis mulls bid for $5bn data giant Epsilon

Publicis has confirmed that it is mulling a bid for Alliance Data Systems’ Epsilon marketing unit, valued at around $5bn. Goldman Sachs with private equity outfit Advent is also in the frame. US-based Epsilon uses data to help its clients ...

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Antoni keeps Publicis at bay with another Mercedes winner

Here’s one to bring a warm glow to Piers Morgan’s cold heart. The Good Morning Britain co-host caused a storm a while back by having a go at Daniel Craig for wearing a baby papoose but here’s the mighty Mercedes ...

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Publicis merges Blue 449 into Spark Foundry – £60m later

At the start of February Publicis coughed up £25m or so for the quarter of media agency Blue 449 that it didn’t own. The lucky beneficiary was M&C Saatchi which had sold most of what was Walker Media to Publicis ...

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Ad holding shares recover (a bit) after Publicis panic attack

The Publicis Groupe share price was rising unsteadily this morning – and WPP with it, in sympathy perhaps – after the collective panic attack that hit markets yesterday after Publicis CEO Arthur Sadoun (below) reported growth falling by 0.3 per ...

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Credit Suisse outlines likely cost of WPP restructuring

Investment bank Credit Suisse has been looking at WPP ahead of its Q3 trading statement tomorrow (Thursday) and lowered its organic growth forecasts slightly to 0.5 per cent this year and 0.6 per cent next. One reason is a number ...

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Tech to the fore as Publicis lines up Xebia and Dentsu Switzerland’s Namics

Arthur Sadoun’s Publicis Groupe is planning to buy Xebia France, a mid-sized consulting firm, to combine with existing consultancy operation Publicis.Sapient. Xebia France employs 170 people – the so-called “Xebians” – and works for established clients Axa, Air France and ...

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