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Topic: Acquisition

Oracle Buys Datalogix to Bolster Marketing Cloud

Purchase likely exceeded $500 million

Oracle, which purchased digital data player Bluekai for around $400 million in February, is putting a bow on its acquisitions strategy for the year by picking up offline data powerhouse…

Snapchat Quietly Bought a Smartglass Startup Owned by the CEO's Friend

Sony hack also reveals Evan Spiegel's outlook on advertising

It's not just Sony whose corporate secrets are being outed by an ongoing leak of hacked documents. Emails released today also reveal Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel green-lit the $15 million…

China's BlueFocus Is About to Acquire This North American Advertising Player

Eyes Vision7 International, parent company of Cossette

A Chinese company has set its sights on a North American advertising player, with Beijing’s BlueFocus close to finalizing the purchase of assets from Vision7 International, parent of one of…

UPDATE: DreamWorks and Hasbro Cancel Acquisition Talks

The toy maker was looking to expand its media reach with an animation arm

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hasbro has called off negotiations with animation studio DreamWorks Animation following word in recent days that the toy company was looking to acquire the animation studio.…

Sapient's Net Income Falls Amid Publicis Groupe's Bid to Buy the Company

Revenue for the quarter, however, grew 9%

Talk about bad timing: Sapient today reported third-quarter net income fell 15 percent to $22.3 million, just four days after Publicis Groupe said it would pay a 44 percent premium…

What Do Analysts Think About the Publicis Groupe-Sapient Deal?

It's pricey for the holding company but adds value

Advertising analysts see Publicis Groupe's move to acquire digital player Sapient for $3.7 billion as a bold move designed to jump-start growth and even venture into Accenture's world of technology…

Publicis Groupe Pays a Premium for Sapient in $3.7 Billion Acquisition

All-cash deal for digital agency surprises observers

Publicis Groupe is acquiring digital company Sapient in a $3.7 billion all-cash deal, commanding a premium that surprises observers. It's been an open secret in the industry that Sapient has sought a buyer…

This Media Agency Gets a Windfall Out of Bayer's Merck Deal

Bayer shop MediaCom adds Merck brands spending $150 million annually

Bayer HealthCare has shifted U.S. media planning and buying for its newly-acquired Merck consumer product line to MediaCom from Initiative, a Bayer executive confirmed. Annual media spending is estimated at $150…

Rentrak Bolsters Competitive Position via Kantar Deal

WPP sells Kantar's U.S. TV measurement business

In a move that will provide growing competition to larger rivals like Nielsen, Rentrak, the U.S.-based film and television measurement company, is acquiring WPP’s Kantar Media's U.S. TV measurement business…

Evolve Media Acquires AfterEllen.com

Says brands want to target LGBT audience

Evolve Media today purchased the LGBT women's lifestyle site AfterEllen.com from Viacom for an undisclosed sum.  "It adds scale, unique affinity, and a unique additional interest and focus on the LGBT community…

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