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21st July 2021

Marketing Services: Global M&A and Public Company Performance H1 2021

We are pleased to share with you the H1 2021 Marketing Services Sector Review, where we analyse global M&A activity and public market performance in the marketing services sector. We continue to see very good levels of deal activity in the Marketing Services sector with H1 2021 deal volume up by 22% on H1 2020 […]

5th February 2021

Marketing Services: Global M&A and Public Company Performance FY 2020

Covid certainly had a sudden and material impact on M&A in the sector. After a strong Q1 where deal activity was ahead of 2019, deal volumes halved in Q2 2020. We did however see a positive resurgence in Q3 and Q4, with deal volumes back up to about 70% of 2019 levels. Despite deal volumes […]

9th January 2020

Marketing M&A and Fundraising: FY 2019

Marketing sector M&A and fundraising activity: 2019, saw a significant increase in M&A deal activity involving content production companies, more than doubling from 35 acquisitions globally in 2018 to 82 in 2019. In the last weeks of 2019 alone, Blackstone invested £100m for a minority stake in content development house HH Global and Tech Mahindra […]

18th November 2019

Agency Acceleration Day, APAC: Many reasons to be optimistic

We were delighted to have partnered with The Drum for this year’s Agency Acceleration Day APAC in Singapore. Our North Asia Partner Chris Beaumont, shares his key insights, on the scaling challenges for businesses in APAC, what makes agencies in the region attractive, and key industry trends in APAC. Globally, agency networks are in a […]

30th September 2019

When the consultants met the creatives – Accenture, Droga5 and the agency of the future

Campaign US Breakfast Briefing Results International Partner Maurice Watkins speaks at Campaign’s latest Breakfast Briefing, When the consultants met the creatives – Accenture, Droga5 and the agency of the future, held in New York on M&A disruption in marketing services and on the panel discussion: What’s next for industry trends and M&A. Video Highlights Overview […]

19th February 2019

Marketing M&A highlights: a record number of acquisitions and unprecedented transformation

Marketing M&A highlights: A look back at 2018 Technology, changing consumer behaviour and disruptive new business models are forcing unprecedented levels of transformation across the marketing M&A landscape, and a number of new buyers have entered the space. The Results International infographic is produced every quarter by our team of marketing sector specialists who have […]

22nd November 2018

A buy & build strategy: driving growth in the marketing services sector

Including interviews with Oxyma and Sideshow Group Driving sustainable growth is one of the greatest challenges that businesses face, no more so than in the marketing services space. Organic growth is critical and allows you to control culture, but it takes time. A carefully planned buy and build strategy, using acquisitions to secure new capabilities […]

22nd November 2018

Buy & Build Strategy: An interview with Jos van Loo, CEO at Oxyma

Oxyma is a Netherlands-based performance marketing agency that sold a majority stake to the private equity firm Nordian Capital in 2015 to facilitate a buy and build strategy, and completed three acquisitions in total as part of their expansion strategy. In 2017, Oxyma Group was acquired by Merkle (Dentsu Aegis Network). We caught up with […]

22nd November 2018

A buy & build strategy: Sideshow Group case study

Sideshow is an integrated, content and data led, digital consulting group with services spanning strategy, creative and technology working with some of the largest blue-chip brands. Tony Hill founded the business in 2008 on the South Coast and, following four acquisitions, the group now stands at over 200 heads with acquired talent remaining active in […]


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