Publicis Groupe SA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Marketing Company

Publicis Groupe SA has acquired 24 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 1 asset.

Publicis Groupe SA’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired Epsilon Data Management for $4.4B. Publicis Groupe SA has acquired in 8 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include marketing (46%) and media (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 8

Publicis Groupe SA

133 Avenue des Champs Elysees,
Paris, 75008
France,
+33 1 44 43 70 00
www.publicisgroupe.com

Publicis Groupe S.A. is a global advertising and communications firm. Publicis operates in approximately 200 cities located in 104 countries, on five continents. Its primary markets are the U.S., Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Publicis Groupe was founded in 1926 and is based in Paris, France.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 17 - 1 4 2 - 24
vol $5.0B $4.4B $9.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Rauxa LLC 2019-08-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.rauxa.com
Epsilon Data Management LLC 2019-04-14 4.4B USD Divestiture
Irving, Texas · www.epsilon.com
Amplity Health 2019-01-31 - Divestiture
Yardley, Pennsylvania · www.amplity.com
Soft Computing 2018-12-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.softcomputing.com
Xebia France 2018-10-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.xebia.fr
Kindred Group s.r.o. 2018-10-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Praha , Czech Republic · www.kindredgroup.cz
One Digital 2018-08-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Herd Agency 2017-07-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Surry Hills, United Kingdom · www.theherdagency.com
Glickman Shamir Samsonov Advertising Co. Ltd. 2015-11-24 - Stake Purchase
Tel Aviv, Israel
The Creative Counsel Group 2015-09-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Midrand, South Africa · www.creativecounsel.co.za
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, Inc.    - PayerSciences LLC 2018-07-17 6
New York, New York · www.publicishealthcare.com Morristown, New Jersey · www.payersciences.com
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, Inc.    - Payer Sciences LLC 2018-07-17 5
New York, New York · www.publicishealthcare.com Morristown, New Jersey · www.payersciences.com
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, Inc.    - PlowShare Group, Inc. 2017-11-13 4
New York, New York · www.publicishealthcare.com Stamford, Connecticut · www.plowsharegroup.com
Sapient Corp. 2014-11-03 Vertiba, Inc. 2016-03-02 1
Boston, Massachusetts · www.sapient.com Boulder, Connecticut · www.vertiba.com
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, Inc.    - PDI - Commercial Services business (CSO) 2015-12-22 3
New York, New York · www.publicishealthcare.com Parsippany, New Jersey
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, Inc.    - Langland Advertising Design & Marketing Ltd. 2015-11-10 2
New York, New York · www.publicishealthcare.com Windsor, United Kingdom · www.langland.co.uk
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, Inc.    - Tardis Medical Consultancy Ltd. 2015-09-03 1
New York, New York · www.publicishealthcare.com Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom · www.tardismedical.com
Razorfish 2009-08-09 2DataFish 2015-08-31 1
Austin, Texas · www.razorfish.com Sydney, Australia · www.2datafish.com.au
Starcom MediaVest Group, Inc. 2013-01-01 Convonix Systems Pvt. Ltd. 2013-03-11 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.smvgroup.com Mumbai, India · www.convonix.com
Bartle Bogle Hegarty Ltd. 2012-07-05 Monterosa AB 2012-12-18 1
London, United Kingdom · www.bartleboglehegarty.com Stockholm, Sweden · www.monterosa.se

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Marketing 11 (46%) 9.3B (99%) - -
Media 6 (25%) 74M (1%) - -
Information Technology 4 (17%) - - -
Business Services 1 (4%) - 1 (100%) -
Digital Media 1 (4%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - - -
Total 24 $9.4B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 9.2B 1 -
  Texas 2 4.9B - -
  Massachusetts 2 3.7B - -
  California 2 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - 1 -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 575M - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
United Kingdom 4 74M - -
France 2 - - -
Brazil 1 - - -
Canada 1 114M - -
  Quebec 1 114M - -
China 1 - - -
Czech Republic 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
South Africa 1 - - -
Domestic 2 (8%) - - -
Cross-border 22 (92%) 9.4B (100%) 1 (100%) -
Total 24 $9.4B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Petsky Prunier LLC
1
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $8.1B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.2B
< $100M 1 $74M
TOTAL $9.4B
Largest Epsilon Data Management LLC
$4.4B (2019-04-14)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
5 100%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%

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