The Interpublic Group of Companies Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity29
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 3

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 24 - - 2 - - 26
vol $2.2B $2.3B $4.5B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
  29

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Acxiom Corp. - Marketing Solutions Business 2018-07-02 2.3B USD Divestiture
Little Rock, Arkansas
Cappuccino 2018-05-15 - Add-on Acquisition
São Paulo, Brazil · www.cappuccinodigital.com.br
Nicole Weber Communications GmbH 2015-07-07 - Divestiture
Hamburg, Germany · www.nicoleweber.de
ChaseDesign LLC 2012-07-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Skaneateles, New York · www.chasedesign.net
Double Helix Biotechnology Development Ltd. 2012-06-26 78M USD Add-on Acquisition
London , United Kingdom · www.doublehelix.co.uk
FUSE Ltd. 2012-01-25 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.fuse.co.uk
Nicole Weber Communications GmbH 2012-01-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Hamburg, Germany · www.nicoleweber.de
NAS Recruitment Communications LLC 2012-01-12 - Divestiture
Cleveland, Ohio · www.nasrecruitment.com
Delaney Lund Knox Warren (DLKW) 2010-06-28 40M USD Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.dlkw.co.uk
CUBOCC 2010-03-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Sao Paulo, Brazil · www.cubo.cc
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Weber Shandwick    - That Lot 2018-07-16 7
New York, New York · www.webershandwick.com London, United Kingdom · www.thatlot.co.uk
Weber Shandwick    - Resolute Digital 2017-12-07 6
New York, New York · www.webershandwick.com New York, New York · www.resolute.com
Weber Shandwick    - Bomoda 2017-12-07 5
New York, New York · www.webershandwick.com New York, New York · www.bomoda.com
Weber Shandwick    - Flipside Group 2016-09-13 4
New York, New York · www.webershandwick.com London, United Kingdom · www.flipsidegroup.com
FutureBrand Ltd.    - Speck Design, Inc. 2016-04-15 2
London, United Kingdom · www.futurebrand.com Palo Alto, California · www.speckdesign.com
GolinHarris    - The Brooklyn Brothers 2016-02-18 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.golinharris.com New York , New York · www.thebrooklynbrothers.com
Weber Shandwick    - ReviveHealth 2016-01-07 3
New York, New York · www.webershandwick.com Nashville, Tennessee · www.thinkrevivehealth.com
FutureBrand Ltd.    - Hugo & Cat 2015-08-06 1
London, United Kingdom · www.futurebrand.com London, United Kingdom · www.hugoandcat.com
Weber Shandwick    - United Minds 2014-05-06 2
New York, New York · www.webershandwick.com Stockholm, Sweden · www.unitedminds.se
Weber Shandwick    - Prime Group 2014-05-06 1
New York, New York · www.webershandwick.com Stockholm, Sweden · www.primegroup.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Marketing 19 (73%) 4.4B (98%) 1 (33%) -
Media 2 (8%) - 1 (33%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - - -
Digital Media 1 (4%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - - -
Life Science 1 (4%) 78M (2%) - -
Staffing - - 1 (33%) -
Total 26 $4.5B 3 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 18 4.4B 1 -
  New York 7 - - -
  California 4 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 2.1B - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  Arkansas 1 2.3B - -
  Ohio - - 1 -
United Kingdom 5 118M 1 -
Brazil 2 - - -
Germany 1 - 1 -
Domestic 18 (69%) 4.4B (97%) 1 (33%) -
Cross-border 8 (31%) 118M (3%) 2 (67%) -
Total 26 $4.5B 3 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
M.E.S.A. Securities, Inc. (dba MESA Global)
1
Legal Deals
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.4B
< $100M 2 $118M
TOTAL $4.5B
Largest Acxiom Corp. - Marketing Solutions Business
$2.3B (2018-07-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
60%
3 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
2 40%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

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