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Fait Accompli: How the Publicis-Omnicom Merger Died As Wren and Lévy lick their wounds, the only winners are the lawyers

It started in February of last year when John Wren visited Publicis Groupe and admired the company’s stunning Champs Élysées view. Maurice Lévy, CEO of the French agency giant, was…

May 9, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT

Publicis Says Inequality Doomed the Company’s Union With Omnicom Maurice Lévy cites difficulties in a planned merger of equals

Omnicom Group thinks that cultural differences doomed plans for Omnicom and Publicis Groupe to merge, but Publicis Groupe believes inequality was the culprit. In an interview with CNBC today, Publicis Groupe…

May 9, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

Omnicom Says Cultural Differences With Publicis Were Significant John Wren acknowledges the complexities of combining big players

Omnicom Group CEO John Wren acknowledged this morning that the corporate differences between his company and Publicis Groupe were greater than he expected, as he explained to industry analysts why…

May 9, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT

Publicis and Omnicom Call Quits on Merger Widely expected in recent weeks

What were they thinking in the first place? Now that Publicis Groupe and Omnicom have called off their $35 billion merger, the differences between the two companies as they attempted to…

May 8, 2014, 8:05 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

Are Omnicom and Publicis Laying Grounds for a Divorce? Suddenly, merger obstacles are looming large

By raising tax domicile issues related to its megamerger with Publicis Groupe, Omnicom Group has drawn a line in the sand. And in doing so, the American company has only…

April 27, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT

Publicis Groupe Posts 3% Organic Growth in Q1 In interview, CEO Lévy shrugs off talk of merger troubles

Revenue at Publicis Groupe, driven largely by digital operations, rose more than 3 percent organically in the first quarter, a “marked improvement” from the fourth quarter when it was flat,…

April 17, 2014, 9:34 AM EDT

Organic Growth Flattens Out for Publicis Groupe Hit by Q4 slowdown in emerging markets

Publicis Groupe, in the process of a merger with Omnicom Group, said organic growth was flat in the fourth quarter of last year, in contrast to a 3 percent rise…

February 13, 2014, 10:31 AM EST

NYC Official Again Prods Omnicom, Publicis to Reveal Hiring Trends Comptroller wants to know the number of minorities, women in their ranks

New York City comptroller John Liu has renewed a previous call for Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe to disclose the numbers of minorities and women in their ranks, amid the…

November 21, 2013, 9:09 PM EST

U.S. Regulators Won't Oppose Merger of Omnicom and Publicis Antitrust review period expires without action

The review period for U.S. regulators to take action against the Publicis-Omnicom merger has expired. The news means U.S. regulators will not oppose or modify the deal, paving the way…

November 1, 2013, 7:58 AM EDT

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