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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 2204
  • Fax+44 20 7493 6819
  • Websitehttp://www.wpp.com
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Mergers & acquisitions

Acquired companyDeal statusDateDate /
Deal status
WPP:LSE since
Promotion Execution Partners LLCDeal completed29 Nov 201629 Nov 2016Deal completed10.73%--
Conexance MD SASDeal completed07 Jul 201607 Jul 2016Deal completed17.11%--
Centrale Holding Du Bois Ording BVDeal completed26 Apr 201626 Apr 2016Deal completed17.77%--
CMI Media IncDeal completed29 Mar 201629 Mar 2016Deal completed18.36%--
Analytics Quotient Services India Pvt LtdAnnounced29 Feb 201629 Feb 2016Announced24.69%--
Data delayed at least 20 minutes, as of Feb 20 2017 17:11 GMT.

Institutional shareholders

21.74%Per cent of shares held by top holders
HolderShares% Held
Massachusetts Financial Services Co.as of 31 Dec 201693.50m7.30%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.as of 28 Sep 201635.44m2.77%
The Vanguard Group, Inc.as of 31 Jan 201732.82m2.56%
Norges Bank Investment Managementas of 31 Dec 201525.90m2.02%
Aberdeen Asset Investments Ltd.as of 31 Aug 201621.94m1.71%
Invesco Advisers, Inc.as of 31 Dec 201617.40m1.36%
JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Ltd.as of 31 Jan 201714.41m1.13%
Nordea Investment Management AB (Denmark)as of 31 Dec 201613.44m1.05%
MFS International (UK) Ltd.as of 15 Apr 201611.97m0.93%
BlackRock Fund Advisorsas of 31 Jan 201711.59m0.91%
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Data from 31 Dec 2015 - 31 Jan 2017Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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