Murdoch: Tales of the unexpected
Murdoch: Tales of the unexpected
If there’s anyone in the media industry who is guaranteed to spring a surprise, it’s Rupert Murdoch.

And he certainly did that when he announced (through his 21st Century Fox corporation) an audacious bid to fully take over the satellite TV giant Sky. Sky said on Friday that 21st Century Fox had reached a preliminary agreement to acquire the 61% stake in the West London-based broadcaster it did not already own. The new takeover offer would value Sky at about $23bn.

Green Square advises Kameleon on its sale to Be Heard Group
Green Square advises Kameleon on its sale to Be Heard Group
Green Square is proud to have advised content marketing agency Kameleon Worldwide on its acquisition by Be Heard Group, the digital marketing services plc.

This Acquisition is the latest step towards Be Heard’s goal of building a digital marketing services group designed to deliver better, more cost efficient and more creative solutions to clients, and moves Be Heard squarely into content marketing.

Accenture buying Karmarma: The deal that symbolises where marketing is heading?
Accenture buying Karmarma: The deal that symbolises where marketing is heading?
At the start of this year, we flagged Karmarama as one of the last independent agencies of scale left in the UK. We also said that it was unlikely to sell up unless a really interesting offer came along.

Well, as of yesterday (29 November) it is no longer independent as that offer arrived. In a move that surprised just about everyone, the Farringdon-based agency was snapped up by the consulting giant Accenture. Rumours started circulating late on Monday night and by Tuesday morning the deal was done. The figure bandied around was £50m, about 1.5 times revenue, although Accenture has not yet revealed how much it paid upfront or the deal structure.

Green Square at The Entrepreneurs Organisation event discussing 'How to Exit Your Business' November 2016
Green Square at The Entrepreneurs Organisation event discussing 'How to Exit Your Business' November 2016
Tony Walford was delighted to join the panel for The Entrepreneurs Organisation event on 'How to Exit Your Business' in London. It proved to be a great evening and a fantastic senior level networking opportunity for entrepreneurs of high growth businesses. For more information on this and furture events with Green Square please email Debbie Hyde.
SapientRazorfish: What's in a name change and a restructure? Quite a lot, actually
SapientRazorfish: What's in a name change and a restructure? Quite a lot, actually
There was an interesting piece of news last week. Global network Publicis merged two of its biggest digital agencies, Razorfish and SapientNitro, to create SapientRazorfish. We’ll come back to that in a moment.

I found the story interesting – as well as timely – because I’d recently had a conversation with someone in the marcomms business.

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