NEWS5 October 2015

Havas acquires CSA

Europe M&A News

FRANCE — Market research group CSA and the Intervalles agency, both previously subsidiaries of Bolloré Group, have been bought by Havas.

The company said the two agencies, which have a total gross margin of €16 million and a total workforce of 160, would further strengthen Havas’ expertise in consumer knowledge, research, data and insight and Intervalles would add to its experiential capacity.

CSA carries out market research designed to anticipate future shifts in society on behalf of key economic sectors (banking and insurance, mass retailing, transport, etc.), and also conducts opinion polls. Synergies with the Group’s French agencies will pave the way for innovation in measuring media effectiveness in France and around the world, helping to boost organic growth for our clients.

Intervalles, founded in 2001, is an event production agency with an established presence in street marketing and drive-to-store, connecting brands, audiences and products through the experiential campaigns it designs. 

The Bolloré Group owns a 60% stake in Havas.