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WPP has acquired a majority stake in Fortune Cookie, the London-based digital marketing services firm with 190 staff, in order to expand its Possible Worldwide division.
02-Aug-2012

WPP is to acquire AKQA, the digital agency with 1,160 staff in London and other cities across the US, Europe and Asia, for undisclosed terms.
21-Jun-2012

WPP is planning to relocate the headquarters of its advertising business from Ireland back to London.
05-Mar-2012

WPP, the advertising company, is considering plans to relocate its tax headquarters from Ireland back to the UK.
24-Mar-2011

WPP is planning to shed a further 3,600 jobs from its global marketing services business this year.
04-May-2009

WPP, the advertising agency, is considering plans to relocate its UK headquarters to Ireland for tax reasons.
29-Sep-2008

WPP Group has acquired a 75% stake in HeathWallace, the Reading-based website design agency with 60 staff and annual revenue of £4.3m.
15-Feb-2008

WPP is in negotiations to acquire a 100,000 sq ft office at the Qube development in London W1 for one of its advertising subsidiaries.
28-Nov-2007

WPP has acquired 24/7 Real Media, the US internet advertising group, for £328m.
21-May-2007

WPP has acquired WestawayGillis Consulting, the High Wycombe-based healthcare communications company with 30 staff and annual turnover of £3.3m.
07-May-2007

WPP has acquired TAPSA, the Spanish marketing communications services group with 202 staff, as well as a 49.9% stake in London-based Clemmow Hornby Inge.
19-Apr-2007

WPP is to close its United London advertising agency with the transfer of some of the 25 staff to its Grey agency.
04-Apr-2007

WPP has acquired All Global, the London-based market research and data collection company with 44 staff.
01-Feb-2007

WPP has acquired Zaaz, the US digital marketing company with 65 staff, for undisclosed terms.
06-Jul-2006

WPP has acquired the outstanding 81% stake in MediaCom North, the Manchester-based media investment management network with 45 staff.
13-Mar-2006

WPP has acquired Pentor Instytut Badania Opinii i Rynku, the Polish market research agency with 107 staff.
04-Jan-2006

WPP is to acquire Bridge Worldwide, the US marketing agency with 120 staff.
29-Dec-2005

WPP has acquired an 80% stake in Studiocom, the US-based digital marketing services agency with 55 staff, in order to expand its VML subsidiary.
04-Nov-2005

WPP has acquired Dynamic Logic, the online market research company with 65 staff in the US and London, in order to expand its Millward Brown business.
21-Jun-2005

WPP is said to be planning to shed about 17% of the 200 London-based staff at recently-acquired advertising agency Grey Global.
11-Oct-2004

WPP is to acquire Grey Global, the US advertising agency, for £845m.
13-Sep-2004

WPP has closed its Tyrell broadcast equipment business with the loss of 28 jobs in Bristol and Manchester.
16-Feb-2004

WPP is to acquire Mungenast Dialog Marketing, the German direct marketing agency with 50 staff.
08-Oct-2003

WPP has acquired Centrum voor Marketing Analyses, the Dutch market research company with 100 staff, in order to expand its Millward Brown business.
11-Jul-2003

WPP has agreed to acquire Cordiant Communications for £266m, which will strengthen its position in marketing services, Latin America and Asia.
20-Jun-2003

WPP has acquired Sadek Wynberg Research for undisclosed terms, in order to expand its Millward Brown market research division.
29-Apr-2003

WPP has acquired a 40% stake in Marktest Investimentos, the Portuguese market research and media audience management company with 210 staff, in order to expand its Kantar Media Research division.
25-Apr-2003

WPP is to expand its Red Cell communications services network in London with the acquisition of a 49% stake in HHCL from Chime Communications for £3.5m.
16-Jan-2003

WPP has acquired Media Club, the Italian independent media agency with 86 staff.
28-Nov-2002

WPP has acquired a 25% stake in Shanghai Advertising for undisclosed terms, in order to increase its activities in China.
05-Nov-2002

WPP has acquired Les Ouvriers du Paradis, the French advertising agency with 33 staff, in order to expand its Red Cell communications network.
02-Sep-2002

WPP has acquired Gambit AS, the Norwegian public relations agency with 22 staff, in order to expand its Hill & Knowlton subsidiary.
13-Aug-2002

WPP has acquired London-based research consultancy HeadlightVision, the Samcor Communications Company in the US and a 60% stake in Chinese PR company H-Line Worldwide.
11-Jun-2002

WPP has acquired a 60% stake in BrandOne Advertising, the Chinese direct marketing company with 22 staff, in order to expand its OgilvyOne Worldwide business.
26-Apr-2002

WPP is to acquire Irish Marketing Surveys, which has 130 staff in Dublin and Belfast, in order to expand its Millward Brown communications research business.
19-Apr-2002

WPP has acquired the media buying business of Purely Media in Manchester, and the 10 staff will be relocated to its nearby Mediaedge office.
09-Jan-2002

WPP has acquired Berlin Cameron & Partners, the US advertising agency with 40 staff, in order to expand its Red Cell global network.
12-Dec-2001

WPP is to acquire Global Sportnet Beteiligungs, the German sports marketing agency with 16 staff.
23-Nov-2001

WPP has acquired Penn Schoen & Berland, the US strategic research and polling consultancy with 81 staff.
19-Nov-2001

WPP has acquired AKKA, the French public relations firm with 22 staff, in order to expand its Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide business.
25-Sep-2001

WPP has acquired Mediafax, the marketing research agency in Puerto Rico with 72 staff, in order to expand its Kantar Media Research division.
10-Sep-2001

WPP has acquired MJM Creative Services, the US conference and event production company with 80 staff, in order to expand its Brand Union division.
16-Aug-2001

WPP is to acquire The Identity Business of Ireland, in order to expand its Enterprise IG global branding consultancy.
30-Jul-2001

WPP has acquired The Marketing & Communication Agency, the London-based internal communications consultancy, in order to expand its Brand Union division.
09-Jul-2001

WPP is to acquire QCi Assessment, the customer relationship management consultancy with annual sales of £1.8m, in order to expand its OgilvyOne division.
27-Jun-2001

WPP has acquired VML, the US integrated marketing services company with 200 staff, for undisclosed terms.
25-Jun-2001

WPP has acquired Communique Public Relations, the Manchester-based public relations company with 35 staff, in order to expand its Burson-Marsteller business.
30-May-2001

WPP is to acquire Finsbury, the public relations company, for an initial payment of about £15m.
25-May-2001

WPP has acquired Springbok Technologies, the Texas-based public relations company with 60 staff, through its Cohn & Wolfe subsidiary in the US.
23-May-2001

WPP has acquired Glendinning Management Consultants and a 77% stake in French branding agency CB Associes for undisclosed terms.
05-Apr-2001

WPP has acquired Premiere Group Holdings, the sports marketing consultancy, for undisclosed terms.
14-Dec-2000

WPP is in negotiations to acquire Finsbury, the public relations company.
20-Oct-2000

WPP has acquired a 4% stake in Inferentia, the Italian e-business consultancy, for £5m, as part of a strategy to develop its new media operations.
03-Aug-2000

WPP has agreed a £2.8bn merger with Young & Rubicam of New York, which will create the largest advertising group in the world.
15-May-2000

WPP Group has acquired Rada Recruitment Communications through its J Walter Thompson Specialised Communications division, for undisclosed terms.
09-Feb-2000

WPP has acquired Hiller Wust & Partners, the German public relations company, for undisclosed terms.
03-Dec-1999

WPP is to acquire BWR Public Relations of the US for undisclosed terms.
19-Oct-1999

WPP has acquired The Brand Union, the parent company of the advertising and branding business Lambie-Nairn.
09-Oct-1999

WPP has acquired Mediaquest Sarl, the French advertising agency, for undisclosed terms.
26-Aug-1999

WPP has acquired Shire Hall Group, the healthcare communications consultancy with annual turnover of about £4m.
20-Aug-1999

WPP is to acquire IntelliQuest, the US-based information provider, for up to £28m.
14-Aug-1999

WPP has acquired the remaining 49% of the Austrian advertising agency Grill & Gull Thompson for undisclosed terms.
22-Jul-1999

WPP is to acquire NoHo Digital, the new media agency, and the business will be merged with its OgilvyOne division.
10-Jun-1999

WPP Group is acquiring a 49% stake in Market Segment Group of the US for undisclosed terms.
11-May-1999

WPP is to relocate its Ogilvy & Mather advertising business in the West End of London to Canary Wharf.
22-Apr-1999

WPP has acquired a 49% stake in International Presentations, and has an option to buy the remainder.
09-Feb-1999

WPP is acquiring a 20% stake in Brierley & Partners, the customer loyalty concern.
19-Jan-1999

WPP, the marketing services company, has bought Tyrell, the provider of computer-based production equipment, for undisclosed terms.
31-Dec-1998

WPP Group has bought Performers Group, the Belgian healthcare specialist with annual sales of $4m.
19-Nov-1998

WPP has acquired an 80% stake in Marcom, the Polish direct marketing agency with annual sales of about £5m.
26-Oct-1998

WPP is acquiring a 30% stake in AGB Italia, the Italian provider of TV audience research, for undisclosed terms.
08-Sep-1998

WPP is acquiring Crossab, the holding company for the Sexton group of advertising and marketing companies in Sweden.
14-Aug-1998

WPP has acquired Barry Gowers Advertising, the London-based healthcare agency, for an initial £0.7m.
11-Aug-1998

WPP is forming an alliance with Asatsu, the Japanese advertising agency, with each company taking a stake of about £100m in the other.
31-Jul-1998

WPP has acquired Conway/Milliken & Associates, the US customer research company, as part of a strategy to expand its information and consultancy operations.
04-Jun-1998

WPP is acquiring Goldfarb Corporation, the Canadian marketing research consultancy, for £24m.
24-Apr-1998

WPP is acquiring DSBS Reclamebureau, the Dutch advertising agency with net assets of £1m.
09-Apr-1998

WPP Group has bought two US marketing consultancies - Charles Rivers Strategies and MSC Channel Research and Consulting.
26-Mar-1998

GGT, the advertising agency, has agreed to a £141m takeover offer from Omnicom of the US, following a collapse in its share price that was caused by the loss of the Procter & Gamble account in the US.
29-Jan-1998

WPP has acquired an initial 37% stake in Batey, the Singapore advertising agency, and has the option to take control of Batey for about £30m.
21-Nov-1997

WPP is said to be planning to acquire a minority stake in Chime Communications, the public relations company that is preparing to acquire the Henry Chaldecott Lury advertising agency.
28-Oct-1997

WPP has confirmed plans to merge the media operations of J Walter Thompson and Ogilvy & Mather to create a new company called Mindshare, and it will also go-ahead with the acquisition of Buchanan Communications.
23-Sep-1997

WPP is planning to merge the UK media buying operations of its two advertising units, J Walter Thompson and Ogilvy & Mather.
20-Sep-1997

WPP is to acquire Buchanan Communications, the public relations company, for up to £15m.
12-Sep-1997

WPP is taking a 49% stake in two new market research ventures in China - one in Hong Kong and the other in Guangzhou.
18-Aug-1997

WPP has bought a 69.7% stake in Bellanger Foucaucourt & Associes, the French direct marketing company, for £2.65m, and has an option to buy the remainder.
07-Aug-1997

WPP, the marketing services company, has acquired Addison Investments, the producer of corporate literature, for £5m.
05-Aug-1997

WPP is acquiring a 14.4% stake in CIA, Europe's second largest independent media buying company, and some analysts believe that a closer alliance or a full bid could follow.
04-Jun-1997