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New position includes creative leadership across Publicis Communications North America CHICAGO , May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning creative leader Liz Taylor will join Leo Burnett Worldwide as ...
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Today we'll look at Publicis Groupe S.A. (EPA:PUB) and reflect on its potential as an investment. In particular, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that can give us insight into how profitably the company is able t...
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today changed to negative from stable the outlook on the ratings of Publicis Groupe S.A. ("Publicis" or "the company"). Concurrently, Moody's has affirmed the Baa2 issuer and instrument ratings on the senior unsecured notes issued by Publicis. Today's rating action follows the announcement by Publicis of the proposed acquisition of Epsilon, a division of Alliance Data Systems, for a gross purchase price of $4.4 billion, equivalent to an Adjusted EBITDA multiple of around 10.0x (8.2x stated by Publicis after $450 million net present value of tax assets).
Epsilon specializes in data analytics. "With this critical move, we are going further, faster and deeper in our own transformation, becoming a leader in this data-led, digital-first world," said Arthur Sadoun, chairman and CEO of Publicis. Publicis owns the iconic ad agencies Leo Burnett Worldwide and Saatchi & Saatchi, as well as many other brands in the advertising and public relations world.
The advertising executive is writing a hefty $4.4 billion check to acquire digital marketing upstart Epsilon from Alliance Data Systems Corp. That’s a quarter of Publicis’s enterprise value, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Matthew Bloxham. The firm predicts Epsilon will add 13 percent to earnings per share in the first year.
Publicis' shares rose on Monday as analysts welcomed the French advertising company's $4.4 billion takeover of marketing and data company Epsilon. Publicis said on Sunday that it would buy Epsilon from U.S. company Alliance Data, expanding Publicis' digital business and North American footprint. Publicis shares were up 4.2 percent in early trading.
Publicis: * Sees 12.5 pct accretion to headline, diluted EPS from Epsilon deal * Got firm commitment from BNP Paribas and Citi on 12-month bridge loan that can be renewed 2 x 6 months on Epsilon deal * ...
Publicis is acquiring Epsilon for a net purchase price of $3.95 billion after a tax step-up, with a total cash consideration of $4.4 billion. Publicis will form a strategic partnership with Alliance Data's remaining business. French ad holding company Publicis PUB-FR said Sunday it would pay about $4.4 billion for marketing services company Epsilon to give it a leg up in digital marketing and to help clients better personalize their advertising.
Publicis will pay $4.4 billion to acquire Alliance Data's Epsilon marketing unit, the French advertising group said on Sunday, expanding its digital business and North American footprint. The deal, announced two weeks after Publicis confirmed it was in talks with Alliance Data, bolsters efforts by the world's third-ranked advertiser to adapt to a fast-changing market increasingly driven by online client data. "The addition of Epsilon will propel Publicis as a leader of data-driven personalized experiences at scale," the Paris-based company said in a statement outlining its biggest ever acquisition - which tops the 3.7 billion euros ($4.18 billion) paid for tech consulting firm Sapient in 2014.
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Epsilon has also attracted a joint offer from Advent International and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., people familiar with the matter said last week. Alliance may select a winner as early as this week in an auction that could fetch about $5 billion, the people said. A takeover would bring Publicis more online data-mining expertise to help clients target shoppers more effectively and reduce its reliance on conventional advertising, which is in decline as consumers turn away from newspapers and traditional TV.
French advertising group Publicis is in talks to buy Alliance Data System's Epsilon marketing unit, which some media reports have valued at around $5 billion. Publicis, whose shares were down 4.4 percent by 1025 GMT, gave no details on Monday on the potential value of any deal and said there was no guarantee it would proceed with an offer. Epsilon would strengthen Publicis' presence in the United States, where it competes with Omnicom, Interpublic and WPP.
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