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Combination News


May 10, 2021 
MDC Partners Inc. Sets June 22, 2021 for Special Meeting of Shareholders
The Company announced its Special Meeting of Shareholders will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 12 PM ET.
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May 5, 2021 
Adweek: MDC and Stagwell Group Merger Moves Ahead, as Q1 Results Are Reported
Both companies released their Q1 results today.
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May 5, 2021 
MDC Partners Reports First Quarter Earnings

MDC Partners reported financial results for the first quarter on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
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May 5, 2021 
The Stagwell Group Reports First Quarter Earnings

The Stagwell Group reported financial results for the first quarter on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
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April 28, 2021
Johnson & Johnson Moves U.S. Baby Brands to Doner
MDC shop will work with Stagwell’s Code and Theory, as brands passed around several agencies in recent years get new caretakers
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March 09, 2021 
The Stagwell Group Releases Full-Year 2020 Earnings

The Stagwell Group announced its fourth quarter and full-year 2020 results on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 8:30 am ET.
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February 23, 2021
Cheddar: Marketing Merger Makes MDC Even More Dominant
MDC Partners has reached a deal to combine with The Stagwell Group to bring its high-profile clients the best possible experience. Mark Penn, MDC and Stagwell principal, joined Cheddar to discuss the deal.
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January 22, 2021
The PR Week: 1.22.2021: Mark Penn, MDC and Stagwell
Mark Penn joined PRWeek’s Frank Washkuch and Diana Bradley to chat about the MDC-Stagwell merger, new SaaS product PRophet, and the Biden team’s comms strategy.
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January 14, 2021
Yahoo Finance: Mark Penn on the MDC Partners-Stagwell Group combination
Mark Penn joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss MDC’s recent merger with Stagwell Group, as well as his insights on the current state of politics and big tech.
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December 29, 2020
Business Insider: Mark Penn is merging advertising networks MDC Partners and Stagwell Group.  How the company will take on bigger rivals like WPP and Accenture.
Advertising company MDC Partners and marketing network Stagwell Group agreed to merge this month, forming one of the top 10 advertising holding companies.
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December 24, 2020
Fox Business: MDC Partners CEO on Stagwell merger

“This merger brings together incredible creative talent along with digital and technology talent that works for the modern consumer and the modern marketer.”
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December 22, 2020
Ad Age: Mark Penn on What to Expect from the MDC Partners-Stagwell Group Merger
Stagwell and MDC say the merged business will have an estimated pro forma revenue of about $2.1 billion for 2020.
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December 22, 2020
MediaPost: MDC Partners, Stagwell Enter Definitive Agreement to Merge
MDC Partners and Stagwell, both led by Mark Penn have entered into a definitive agreement to merge, subject to various approvals, including a thumbs up by a majority of MDC Partners shareholders and regulatory and stock exchange approvals.
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December 22, 2020
O’Dwyer’s: Stagwell, MDC Shoot for $3B Revenues Mark
Stagwell Group and MDC Partners have ironed out a definitive merger agreement to form what CEO Mark Penn calls a $2B “transformative” marketing services company with 8,600 employees in 23 countries.
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December 22, 2020
Campaign US: MDC-Stagwell will take on ‘bloated and outdated’ holding companies
The combination of MDC Partners and Stagwell Group will create a global challenger to the “bloated and outdated” holding company networks that have dominated the industry for so long despite their inability to adapt.
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December 21, 2020
Adweek: MDC Partners and Stagwell Group Agree to Merge

MDC Partners and marketing consultancy Stagwell Group, both led by Mark Penn, have agreed to merge, according to the two companies.
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