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Havas CEO Yannick Bolloré: No Acquisitions Planned But what about future links with Vivendi?

Yannick Bolloré admitted he spent a lot of time thinking about the scale of Havas after the ill-fated Publicis Omnicom Group merger announcement in July 2013, just a month before he…

October 2, 2014, 5:52 PM EDT

Publicis Groupe Acquires Turner Duckworth Design firm known for Coca-Cola work

Design firm Turner Duckworth, known for its work for brands like Coca-Cola, Visa, Miller, Oreo, Google and Samsung, has been acquired by Publicis Groupe. Turner Duckworth was founded in 1992 and…

September 8, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT

The Truth Comes Out: Omnicom-Publicis Merger Was Actually a Zany Agency Prank Fred & Farid case study takes full credit

In the weeks since the Omnicom and Publicis Groupe megamerger fell apart, many have been asking why such a problematic union was proposed in the first place. Well now we…

May 22, 2014, 9:28 AM EDT

Will Publicis Groupe Now Attempt a Hostile Takeover of Omnicom? Maurice Lévy is no stranger to such moves

Paris investment bankers Natixis have put forth an intriguing scenario that explores the possibility of Publicis Groupe launching a hostile bid for Omnicom, asking: “Is the story over?” On the heels…

May 14, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

Havas Posts 3% Gain in Organic Growth N.A. helped in recovery from year-earlier period

Thanks to improved results in North America and strong performance in high-growth countries, Havas said first-quarter revenue rose to $542 million, with a 3 percent increase in organic growth. That…

May 6, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

Le Monde Calls Publicis, Omnicom Merger a French Takeover In 'everything but name'

French newspaper Le Monde has now weighed in on the current differences between Paris-based Publicis Groupe and its potential U.S. merger partner Omnicom in an incendiary piece titled “When (Publicis…

April 30, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

WPP Group Q1 Reported Revenue Up 1.5% North America, U.K. strongest performers

WPP Group’s reported revenue, affected by the strength of the U.K. pound, rose 1.5 percent to $4.3 billion in the first quarter. Like-for-like growth, eliminating the impact of currency, climbed…

April 25, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

Publicis Omnicom Merger May Not Close Until Q2 Reports from Morgan Stanley session

The completion of the Publicis Omnicom merger may be pushed back into the second quarter of next year, a delay from the first-quarter close originally planned when the transaction was…

November 22, 2013, 11:18 AM EST

Publicis-Omnicom Merger Set Publicis will make 'major corporate announcement' Sunday

A formal announcement about a merger between Publicis Groupe and Omnicom will be made Monday, sources said. A deal seemed increasingly likely over the weekend as Publicis Groupe said it would…

July 26, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

Havas See a 2% Hike In Q3 Organic Revenue Confirms win of Unilever's global data business

Havas, citing growth in third-quarter revenue in North America, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region, reported a 10.6 percent increase in revenue to $546.2 million. Organic revenue in the period…

November 7, 2012, 3:41 PM EST