In our report this year we have broadened our analysis beyond the Global Networks to include all marketing services transactions where the target was based in North America, Europe or Australasia.
In our report this month we examine the dynamics and drivers of China’s M&A activity in 2016 and discuss our views as to what shape this might take going forward.
The new office will complement our existing presence in London and (through our partnership with JEGI) New York and Boston, and will strengthen our global reach in this important region.
Marcus Anselm, Partner at Clarity, comments on the M&A environment in the Media sector.
PR Week reports on UDG Healthcare’s acquisition of Pegasus.
Clarity’s US partner JEGI have advised Resource/Ammirati, the leading, US-based digital marketing and creative agency, on their sale to IBM.
In our report this year we review M&A activity amongst the Global Marketing Services Networks as well as explore the industry’s increased focus on Content Marketing and Marketing Automation.
San Datta, Director at Clarity, comments on the continuing strength of interest for production businesses.
Ben Tolley, Partner at Clarity, comments on the importance of succession planning at WPP.
Marcus Anselm, Partner at Clarity, comments on ex-Havas CEO David Jones’ capital raising to invest in the marketing and advertising technology sector.
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