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Droga5 heads for Wall Street – and old Soho

Turn your back for a moment and what happens? The agency merger of the decade (or perhaps ever) happens while you’re enjoying the primi and secondi at the charming Ristorante Palmieri in Puglia’s Monopoli. My thanks to Stuart Smith and ...

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What a busy week: Facebook IPO fiasco, Adam & Eve goes for mind-boggling £60m, Jeremy Hunt on way out and why aren’t we on Google News?

OK, let’s take it from the top: Facebook’s IPO was a fiasco as there was clearly information available about the company’s struggle to reach ad revenue targets that were made available to some investors (the big boys) and not the ...

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If you look really hard at the numbers Facebook is worth ‘just’ $21bn (not $104bn)

According to the business press, Wall Street is full of recriminations over the Facebook IPO. Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter, allegedly ignored downward revisions of forecasts from its own analysts during the roadshow pre-IPO. The top securities regulator in Massachusetts ...

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What BrandZ tells us about Facebook’s flagging IPO

I hate to offer a view that is counter to what many people clearly believe but I have been trying (and failing) to understand the metrics behind the Facebook IPO. So I’ll lead with my chin. The IPO offer price ...

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