trending Market Intelligence /marketintelligence/en/news-insights/trending/KHwQMEBULx9H8BUErirNYA2 content
Log in to other products

Login to Market Intelligence Platform


Looking for more?

Contact Us

Request a Demo

You're one step closer to unlocking our suite of comprehensive and robust tools.

Fill out the form so we can connect you to the right person.

If your company has a current subscription with S&P Global Market Intelligence, you can register as a new user for access to the platform(s) covered by your license at Market Intelligence platform or S&P Capital IQ.

  • First Name*
  • Last Name*
  • Business Email *
  • Phone *
  • Company Name *
  • City *
  • We generated a verification code for you

  • Enter verification Code here*

* Required

Thank you for your interest in S&P Global Market Intelligence! We noticed you've identified yourself as a student. Through existing partnerships with academic institutions around the globe, it's likely you already have access to our resources. Please contact your professors, library, or administrative staff to receive your student login.

At this time we are unable to offer free trials or product demonstrations directly to students. If you discover that our solutions are not available to you, we encourage you to advocate at your university for a best-in-class learning experience that will help you long after you've completed your degree. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In This List

Report: WPP's Kantar attracts new interest from Advent, Blackstone, others

US Operators Bolster Downward Trajectory for US Cable Capex Forecast

StreetTalk – Episode 69: Banks left with pockets full of cash and few places to go

Street Talk – Episode 69: Banks left with pockets full of cash and few places to go

Ad agencies struggle to survive second quarter of 2020

Report: WPP's Kantar attracts new interest from Advent, Blackstone, others

Advent International Corp. and Blackstone Group LP are among the latest buyout firms considering potential bids for a majority stake in Kantar, the data analytics unit of advertising group WPP PLC, Reuters reported, citing four sources with knowledge of the matter.

Other potential bidders are Hellman & Friedman LLC and CVC Capital Partners Ltd., the unnamed sources told the news agency. Another source said Bain Capital LP is also interested in making an offer and could later decide to partner with one of the other buyout firms.

Goldman Sachs is leading the sale process, which reportedly could value Kantar at up to £3.5 billion. The company has so far not attracted interest from industry players, the sources said. WPP sent out a confidential information package during the week of March 18 and expects nonbinding offers by April, one of the sources told the news outlet.

TPG, Apax Partners LLP, Bain and Cinven were earlier reported to have expressed interest in Kantar.

WPP, Blackstone, Advent and CVC did not comment on the matter. Representatives for Bain and Hellman could not comment immediately, according to the March 19 Reuters report.