Mergers and Acquisitions — The 10 Biggest Deals of 2013

These companies led the mergers and acquisitions charge in 2013

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#5: Publicis Groupe (PUBGY) Buys Omnicom Group (OMC)

Publicis Groupe 185 Mergers and Acquisitions    The 10 Biggest Deals of 2013Transaction Value: $17 billion

It was a complete and total shock when bitter rivals Publicis (PUBGY) and Omnicom (OMC) agreed to a so-called merger of equals to create the largest advertising agency holding company in the world.

Once the deal closes, the new company will be worth about $35 billion and have roughly $23 billion in annual revenue — and it will leave a vastly changed industry landscape.

Indeed, now that Omnicom and Publicis are hooking up, the Big Four players will become the Big Three, leaving just Omnicom-Publicis, WPP (WPPGY) and Interpublic Group (IPG).


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