North America activity halved from previous month.
A month of below-normal level of activity but Omnicom’s acquisitions were clear statement of intent.
There were five deals by private equity groups and 18 by private equity-backed companies.
Global activity in line with previous two months, but deals in UK slowed down.
In April 56 deals took place – almost on a par with March.
Activity picks up from quiet February, with 55 deals in marketing services.
Balance of deals skewed towards private equity platform investments and backed strategics.
Following holding groups’ return to M&A in 2022, WPP, Havas and Publicis all made deals in January.
Agencies bought at end of 2022 include Fiftyfive5 and Melon.
There were 76 deals globally in November, with North America being most active.
Globally, 72 deals took place in October.
Q3 finishes with nearly 10% more deals compared with same period in 2021.
There were 10% more deals by the end of August compared with the same period in 2021
Results tracked 70 deals in July, with 14 in Western Europe.
Results data also shows high demand in B2B space
May continued to be a busy month with 71 transactions
Havas, Stagwell and Horizon among the high-profile buyers.
Data shows there were more than 200 tracked deals by end of March.
North America remained the most active region in February with 28 deals
More than half the deals took place in north America