Mergers And Acquisitions

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Publicis Groupe continues Kiwi expansion

​Hot on the heels of its ​recent acquisition of New Zealand’s largest independent agency, MBM​, Publicis Groupe announced customer experience agency Affinity ID has joined the Publicis Groupe’s global network and will relaunch this month under the ‘Digitas’ brand.

Digital Marketing

Accenture to acquire Analytics8

Accenture is looking to strengthen its data game with the acquisition of Analytics8, a privately held Australian big data and analytics consultancy specialising in data management, reporting and visualisation, data science and analytics services.

Leadership

Forrester to acquire SiriusDecisions

Forrester has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions, a business-to-business research and advisory firm, for US$245 million in cash, subject to adjustment.

Digital Marketing

Fairfax shareholders vote for Nine takeover deal

Fairfax Media has played down reports former Domain Group CEO, Anthony Catalano, has made an alternative offer for the business as shareholders throw their support behind the proposed historic merger with Nine Entertainment Company.

Measurement & Analytics

Analysts question long-term impact of SAP's acquisition of Qualtrics

SAP’s US$8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics will help the enterprise software bolster its experience management credentials short term, but analysts are questioning the wider data integration play necessary for the vendor for long-term competitive edge.

Digital Marketing

RedBalloon acquires Adrenaline, flags global experiences acquisition agenda

RedBalloon parent company, Big Red Group (BRG), says its acquisition of extreme and adventure experiences aggregator, Adrenaline.com.au, will make it the third-largest experiences provider globally. And according to its co-founder and spokesperson, Naomi Simson, the acquisition is just the start of its plans to ensure Australian businesses successfully get a piece of the experiences pie against global competitors.

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