Mergers & Acquisitions
Under the terms of the acquisition, shareholders will receive 365p in cash for each Chime share.
Chime Communications in advanced discussions over a £350m purchase sees its share price rise 25%.
Progressive Digital Media Group buys Datamonitor Financial, Datamonitor Consumer, MarketLine and Verdict businesses from Informa for £25 million.
DirectComm provides digital marketing, customer relationship management, events and social media services in Turkey.
Market research software provider Confirmit has acquired Information Research Management (IRM), its exclusive value-added reseller in Sydney, Australia.
Technology analytics provider Gartner has acquired Spanish app and software discovery platform provider Nubera.
Global fashion industry trends and insight business WGSN has announced a joint venture with China Textile Information Center (CTIC) to grow its business in the Chinese market.
Google has been reported to be exploring a joint takeover bid with private equity firm Permira, to buy dunnhumby from Tesco.
Engagement Labs has acquired word-of-mouth market research company Keller Fay as part of its expansion into the US and UK markets.
Global brand and marketing consultancy Prophet has acquired Altimeter Group, a technology research firm specialising in digital transformation.
FRANCE — Ipsos has bought automotive tracking company Research Data Analysis (RDA) Group for an undisclosed amount.
Research data and tech company SSI has completed its acquisition of MyOpinions in Australia and SmileCity in New Zealand.
WPP has announced the purchase of a majority stake in US-based SET Creative to grow its branding and identity business.
WPP, Daily Mail and Snapchat have partnered to form a content marketing company, Truffle Pig, based in WPP’s Group SJR content marketing agency in New York.
WPP-owned GroupM has acquired the Dutch digital and marketing services company Greenhouse Group.