The Ongoing Tug of War for Ownership of M&C Saatchi

The agency is coveted by AdvancedAdvT Limited and Next 15 Communications

Mergers and acquisitions can be messy affairs. And if you’ve been following the saga of M&C Saatchi you’ll have noticed almost daily alerts on the two suitors chasing it for acquisition.

The creative agency, which seems not entirely keen on the possibility of a sale, currently has bids from two companies—with no conclusion in sight after eight months of dealings.

M&C Saatchi was founded in 1995 by brothers Maurice and Charles Saatchi, Jeremy Sinclair, Bill Muirhead and David Kershaw—following an acrimonious split with Publicis-owned Saatchi & Saatchi.

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