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About the company

WPP plc (WPP) is a holding company engaged in providing communications services. The Company comprises companies in a range of disciplines, which include advertising, media investment management; data investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing, and specialist communications. The Company operates through four segments: Advertising and Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs, and Branding & Identity, Healthcare and Specialist Communications. The Company has operations in over 110 countries. The Company offers global, national and specialist advertising services from a range of international and specialist agencies, which include Bates CHI&Partners, Grey, JWT, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising and Y&R. It provides media planning and buying, and specialist sponsorship and branded entertainment services from GroupM companies.

  • Revenue in GBP (TTM)12.93bn
  • Net income in GBP839.80m
  • Incorporated2012
  • Employees200.00k
  • Location
    WPP PLC27 Farm StreetLONDON W1J 5RJUnited KingdomGBR
  • Phone+44 20 7408 2204Fax+44 20 7493 6819
  • Websitehttp://www.wpp.com
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
WPP:LSE since
Conexance MD SASDeal completed07 Jul 201607 Jul 2016Deal completed12.96%--
Centrale Holding Du Bois Ording BVDeal completed26 Apr 201626 Apr 2016Deal completed13.59%--
CMI Media IncDeal completed29 Mar 201629 Mar 2016Deal completed14.16%--
Analytics Quotient Services India Pvt LtdAnnounced29 Feb 201629 Feb 2016Announced20.26%--
Essence Digital LtdDeal completed04 Nov 201504 Nov 2015Deal completed22.28%--
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Sep 23 2016 17:10 BST.

Institutional shareholders

20.54%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Massachusetts Financial Services Co.as of 15 Apr 201667.32m5.24%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 06 May 201645.43m3.54%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Aug 201631.69m2.47%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201525.90m2.02%
Aberdeen Asset Investments Ltd.as of 31 Mar 201621.76m1.70%
Invesco Advisers, Inc.as of 31 Aug 201618.90m1.47%
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.as of 29 Jul 201616.89m1.32%
Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)as of 30 Jun 201612.26m0.96%
MFS International (UK) Ltd.as of 15 Apr 201611.97m0.93%
First Pacific Advisors LLCas of 30 Jun 201611.52m0.90%
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Data from 31 Dec 2015 - 31 Aug 2016Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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