Publicis among leaders in Q3 M&A rankings

18 Oct,2011

By A Correspondent

Publicis Groupe’s global financial communications consultancies – operating as part of the MSLGROUP network – have ranked third worldwide in deal value for companies advising on mergers and acquisitions through September 30, 2011, Q1-Q3, according to Mergermarket, a  leading M&A intelligence service.  MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe’s flagship PR, speciality communications, and engagement network.

Consultancies within MSLGROUP that contributed to the global performance were led by Kekst and Company (“Kekst”) who took the top spot overall for the number of deals handled in the US.

Mr Olivier Fleurot, CEO of MSLGROUP, said, “Two years after we created the global network MSLGROUP, we’re proud to see our world-class agencies perform so well in the highly competitive mergers and acquisitions speciality sector.  Financial communications is an area we intend to invest in further.”

MSLGROUP’s financial communications expertise is housed within six key agencies around the world:  Kekst, based in New York; Capital MSL based in London and Dubai; Hanmer MSL based in Mumbai; Paris-based Publicis Consultants; MSL Italia based in Milan and Stockholm-based JKL Group.

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