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Cordiant Communications is to sell its Financial Dynamics public relations business to a management buy-out backed by Advent International for £26m.
Cordiant has acquired Presentation Communications International, the London-based live communications specialist with 60 staff.
Cordiant Communications and Publicis of France have agreed to merge their media buying operations, which include Zenith Media and Publicis's Optimedia.
Cordiant has acquired International Business Information, the Japanese business communications consultancy, for £7.5m.
Cordiant Communications is planning to merge its Scholz & Friends advertising business in Germany with United Visions Entertainment, in order to produce TV programmes that include commercial messages.
Cordiant Communications has acquired Bulletin International, the London-based public relations agency, for up to £8.5m.
Cordiant is to acquire Gallagher & Kelly, the Irish public relations company, for up to £9.4m.
Cordiant Communications is to acquire MicroArts, the US e-business consultancy, for £32m, in order to strengthen its interactive capabilities and help service online brands.
Cordiant Communications is to acquire 80% of InterCom Management, the German marketing consultancy, for up to £23m.
Cordiant Communications is acquiring Lighthouse Global Network of the US for £259m, in order to expand its marketing services business.
Cordiant Communications is to acquire Domino White & Partners, the US marketing agency, for up to £20m.
Cordiant Communications has acquired Interactive Edge, the New York-based marketing company, for an initial £3.8m.
Cordiant Communications is to acquire Healthworld, the US marketing group, for £113m.
Cordiant, the advertising group, has announced plans for a demerger, which will result in two separate companies - Saatchi & Saatchi and Cordiant Communications Group, which will own the Bates agency.