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WPP acquires Norewgian content analytics company Linkpulse
Tuesday, 6 Sep 2016 05:02am EDT 

WPP Plc : Xaxis' Plista acquires Linkpulse in Norway .Xaxis' Plista acquires real-time content analytics company, Linkpulse in Norway.  Full Article

Blackhawk Network to acquire Grass Roots Group
Wednesday, 31 Aug 2016 11:47pm EDT 

: Blackhawk Network to acquire Grass Roots Group . Blackhawk Network - Buying Grass Roots Group for about £90 million (U.S. $118 million assuming current pound to dollar exchange rate) in cash . Blackhawk Network - Deal value will be using combination of cash-on-hand and borrowings under existing revolving credit facility . Blackhawk Network - Says transaction is subject to approval by FCO which is expected within next 30 to 120 days . Blackhawk Network - Acquired Grass Roots Group entities are forecasting adjusted EBITDA of approximately £11 million for full calendar year 2016 . Blackhawk Network - Current Grass Roots shareholders comprise WPP Plc and current and former management, all of whom are selling their shares in this deal .Blackhawk Network - Says Grass Roots will operate as a subsidiary of Blackhawk.  Full Article

WPP unit to buy majority stake in Turkey's WANDA Digital
Thursday, 4 Aug 2016 03:00am EDT 

WPP Plc : WANDA unaudited revenue for year ended 31 December 2015 was approximately $2.7 million, .JWT to acquire WANDA Digital in turkey.  Full Article

WPP says Grey Group acquires majority stake in Brussels based Famous
Monday, 11 Jul 2016 11:49am EDT 

WPP Plc : Grey, adweek global agency of year, acquired a majority stake in Brussels based 'Famous' .Famous will rebrand as 'Famousgrey'.  Full Article

WPP to place "even greater emphasis" on growth in western continental Europe after Brexit
Monday, 11 Jul 2016 04:30am EDT 

WPP Plc :As a result of UK's referendum decision to leave European Union, WPP will place an even greater emphasis on growth in western continental Europe..  Full Article

WPP says Kantar signs affiliation agreement with market research agency in Iran
Monday, 4 Jul 2016 04:53am EDT 

WPP Plc : Kantar signs affiliation agreement with Rahbar Bazaar, a market research agency in Iran .Has signed an affiliation agreement with Rahbar Bazaar market research institute in Iran, giving global insights network a foothold in iranian market.  Full Article

WPP net sales, profit for first four months ahead of year ago
Wednesday, 8 Jun 2016 07:00am EDT 

WPP Plc : Reported billings for first four months up 7.9% at £16.230 billion and up 6.0% in constant currency . Reported revenue for first four months up 10.7% at £4.182 billion . First four months revenue, net sales and profits well above budget and ahead of last year . Constant currency revenue for first 4 months up 8.8%, like-for-like revenue up 4.3% . Board declared an increase of almost 37% in 2015 interim dividend to 15.91p per share, . "It now seems possible that newly targeted pay-out ratio of 50% will be achieved by end of 2016, one year ahead of schedule" .Group's objective remains to repurchase 2-3% of issued share capital..  Full Article

WPP PLC says J. Walter Thompson CEO Gustavo Martinez has resigned - Reuters News
Thursday, 17 Mar 2016 12:10pm EDT 

WPP PLC:Tamara Ingram appointed chief executive officer Of J. Walter Thompson company, replacing Gustavo Martinez, with immediate effect - RTRS.Martinez has resigned in best interest of J. Walter Thompson company.  Full Article

WPP PLC's POSSIBLE to acquire Conrad Caine in Germany
Friday, 22 Jan 2016 02:00am EST 

WPP PLC:Says its global digital agency POSSIBLE Worldwide has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Conrad Caine GmbH, a full service digital agency headquartered in Munich, Germany.  Full Article

WPP PLC agrees to merge ANZ businesses with STW
Monday, 14 Dec 2015 02:00am EST 

WPP PLC:Agrees to merge its Australian and New Zealand businesses with STW Communications Group in Australia and New Zealand and increase its shareholding to 61.5%.The transaction will be structured through a contribution of WPP's Australian and New Zealand businesses into STW, for an enterprise value of A$512 million.Consideration consists of the issue to WPP of new STW shares and a shareholder loan.  Full Article

Factbox - Britain's plans to regulate company behaviour

LONDON Britain announced proposals on Tuesday to encourage more responsible corporate behaviour, part of Prime Minister Theresa May's drive to support the millions of people she says voted for Brexit in protest at 'out of touch' elites.