The Interpublic Group of Companies Acquisitions and Exits, 29 Deals Between 1996 and 2018
marketing Company

The Interpublic Group of Companies has acquired 26 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

The Interpublic Group of Companies’ largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Acxiom - Marketing Solutions Business for $2.3B. The Interpublic Group of Companies has acquired in 9 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include marketing (74%) and media (8%).

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The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.

909 Third Avenue,
New York, New York 10036
United States,
(212) 704-1200
www.interpublic.com

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. is a provider of modern marketing solutions. IPG agencies create customized marketing programs for many of the world's largest companies through our comprehensive global services. The work our agencies produce helps clients build brands, increase sales of their products and services and gain market share. The Interpublic Group of Companies was founded in 1902 and is based in New York, New York.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 24 - - - 2 - 26
vol $2.2B $2.3B $4.5B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 1 - - - - 3
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Largest Acxiom Corp. - Marketing Solutions Business
$2.3B (2018-07-02)
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Marketing M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the marketing sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 320 marketing companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 16 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic marketing acquirer over the past 3 years is Dentsu Aegis Network, with 21 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the marketing sector over the past 3 years is The Stagwell Group with 7 platform acquisitions.


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