Ipsos - Group Press Releases

Ipsos : Third quarter of 2014

Paris, 22 October 2014 – During the third quarter of 2014, Ipsos recorded 412.7 million euros in revenue, down 1.4% compared with the same period last year.

Ipsos: First quarter of 2014

Paris, 23 April 2014 – Revenue at Ipsos amounted to 343.3 million euros in the first quarter of 2014, a drop of 4.5%.

Ipsos in 2013, back to growth - - And now the pace accelerates -

Paris, 26 February 2014. Full-year 2013 revenue amounted to 1,712.4 million euros, down 4.3% compared with 2012. Organic growth +1.6% in Q4, +0.8% for the year.

Ipsos Revenues for the first nine months of 2013: 1,222.3 million euros

Paris, 23 October 2013. In the third quarter of 2013, Ipsos generated organic growth of 1.8%, which represents the company's best performance on this measure since the fourth quarter of 2011. Third-quarter revenues totalled 418.6 million euros, down 5% year-on-year. This decline resulted from a 6.8% negative currency and scope effect, partly offset by organic growth.

Ipsos: First-half 2013 : 803.7 million euros

Paris, 24 July 2013. We have kept our word. After five quarters marked by the Ipsos/Synovate combination and its impact on the new entity’s business, Ipsos swung back into organic growth in second-quarter 2013.

Ipsos: First quarter of 2013: 359.6 million euros

Paris, 24 April 2013 - In the first quarter of 2013, Ipsos generated revenues of 359.6 million euros, a decrease of 5.3% on the same period in 2012. At constant scope and exchange rates, revenues were 2.7% lower.

Ipsos Board of Directors welcomes new Independent Director

Paris, 24 January 2013 – At a meeting of Ipsos’ Board of Directors on 10 January 2013, the Board approved the appointment of Mary Dupont-Madinier as a Director of the Company. She replaces Wladimir Mollof, who has resigned, for the remainder of his mandate, that is up to the General Meeting of Shareholders held to approve accounts for the financial year to 31 December 2015.

Changing roles in top management of Ipsos

Paris, 7 September 2012. Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Co-Presidents of Ipsos,
announce major changes in the Group’s top management:Yannick Carriou is appointed Chief Executive of Ipsos MediaCT replacing Richard Silman, who is appointed Head of Corporate and Social Responsibility programs across Ipsos.Dominique Lévy-Saragossi, who was previously Managing Director of Ipsos Marketing (France), succeeds Yannick Carriou as Country Manager of Ipsos France.

First half of 2012: building on solid foundations - Revenues: 837.0 million euros, up 49.9%

Paris, 25 July 2012. In the first half of 2012, Ipsos generated revenues of 837.0 million euros, an
increase of nearly 50% on the first half of 2011.

First quarter of 2012 : The foundations have been put in place on schedule. Revenues of 379.9 million euros.

Paris, 25 April 2012. In the first quarter of 2012, Ipsos generated revenues of 379.9 million euros, an increase of 44% excluding currency effects.

2011 Results - Following a year of action, 2012 will be a year of building

Paris, 29 February 2012. 2011 revenues totalled 1,362.9 million, up 19.5% on 2010.

Ipsos strengthens South East Asia business and opens new office in Pakistan

Paris, 16 December 2011. Ipsos Co-Presidents are delighted to announce today that Ipsos has signed an agreement to acquire Consumer Behavior & Insight (CBI), one of the largest local research companies in Vietnam. Combining with Synovate Vietnam to become Ipsos Vietnam, the company will be managed by Nguyen Minh Tan, the founder of CBI.

Ipsos also announces the creation of a full service research agency in Pakistan.

Another strong quarter

Paris, 26 October 2011. In the first nine months of 2011, Ipsos' revenues totalled 845.8 million euros, an increase of 6.0% in organic growth.

Ipsos announces the successful completion of the acquisition of Synovate, creating the third largest global market research company

Paris, 12 October 2011. Ipsos announces that it successfully completed yesterday the
acquisition of the Synovate business for an enterprise value of £525 million*. Following
this transaction, Ipsos becomes the third largest global market research company.

Ipsos announces the successful completion of its €200 million rights issue

Paris, September 28, 2011. The capital increase with preferential subscription rights launched by Ipsos on September 8, 2011 to fund part of the price of the acquisition from Aegis of Synovate’s business was successfully completed.

Ipsos launches a rights issue to raise approximately €200 million

Paris, September 8, 2011. Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Ipsos Co-Presidents, announced on July 27, 2011 that Ipsos had entered into an agreement with the Board of Directors of Aegis Group plc to acquire the Synovate business for an enterprise value of £525 million*.

Ipsos: First half 2011, Good news and very good news


Revenues: 558.2 million euros
Organic growth: +6.3%

Net profit attributable to the Group: +17.8%

 

Paris, 27 July 2011. Following 6.2% in the first quarter, Ipsos achieved organic growth of 6.3% in the first half of the year, again above the target of “over 5%” set at the start of the year.


Ipsos has reached an agreement to acquire Aegis Group plc’s market research business Synovate, creating the third largest global market research company

Paris, 27 July 2011. Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Ipsos Co-Presidents, are delighted to announce today that Ipsos has entered into an agreement with the Board of Directors of Aegis Group plc (”Aegis”) to acquire 100% of Synovate, excluding Aztec, for an enterprise value of £525 million (€595 million).

Ipsos confirms discussions with Aegis

Paris, 6 june 2011. Jean-Marc Lech et Didier Truchot

At its meeting held in Paris this morning, June 6th, the Board of Ipsos decided to approve the steps taken by the company’s management to open discussions with the Board of Aegis to gauge the circumstances in which Aegis might sell Synovate – the market research arm of Aegis – to Ipsos.

 


Ipsos: First quarter of 2011

Paris, 27 April 2011. During the first quarter of 2011, Ipsos continued the growth that had begun a year earlier.

Ipsos reinforces its position in Central America acquiring the Custom Research Division of TMG

Paris, April 5 2011. Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Co-Presidents, announce today that Ipsos has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of the Custom Research branch of TMG – The Marketing Group, operating in Central America.

2010 Annual Results: Time for growth

Paris, 23 February 2011. 2010 revenue totalled 1,140.8 million euros, up 20.9% on 2009.

Here's to growth!

Paris, 27 October 2010. Nine-month revenues: Up 21.3% to 812.5 million euros
Organic growth: 8.7%

First half 2010: Ipsos regains its crescendo

Paris, 28 July 2010. The figures speak for themselves. Ipsos achieved growth of 14.3% in the first quarter of 2010, and 21.4% in the second, making 18.1% for the first half as a whole.

Ipsos Social Research Institute launches today

London, June 1, 2010. Ipsos, one of the world’s largest research companies, today announces the launch of a major global initiative: the Ipsos Social Research Institute.

First quarter of 2010 : a return to growth

Paris, 11 May 2010. Revenues are up 14.3% compared with first quarter of 2009 to 236.9 million euros.

Following strong results in 2009, Ipsos will see a return to growth in 2010

Paris, 24 February 2010. 2009 revenue totalled 943.7 million euros, down 3.6% compared with 2008. Adjusted net profit* (attributable to the Group): +17.1% at 72.6 million euros

Ipsos strengthens its position in Portugal

Paris, 24 February 2010. Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Co-Presidents, announce today that Ipsos has signed an agreement to take up a 25% stake in the Portuguese research company Apeme (Área de Planeamento e Estudos de Mercado).

Paris, 28 January 2010. Ipsos acquires OTX, a major US online research company

Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Co-Presidents, announce today that Ipsos has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of OTX Corporation (OTX - Online Testing Exchange), a fast growing online consumer research firm.

Paris, 10 November 2009. Outperforming the market in the third quarter of 2009

Nine-months revenues: 669.6 million euros

Organic growth: -5.0%

Paris, 26 August 2009. 2009 first half results: in an exceptional climate, Ipsos outperforms the market and its main competitors

Ipsos' revenues for the first half of 2009 came to 447.8 million euros, down 3.2% compared with the same period in 2008.

Paris, 29 July 2009. Ipsos acquires MRBI, the leading polling and research player in Ireland

Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Co-Presidents, announce today that Ipsos has signed an agreement to acquire Market Research Bureau of Ireland Limited (MRBI), Ireland’s leading polling and research company. Should the European Competition Authority approve it, Ipsos will acquire 100% of the share capital of the company from WPP.

Paris, 16 July 2009. Patrice Bergen elected President of the Syntec Board of Directors

Deputy CEO of Ipsos France, Patrice Bergen has been elected President of the Board of Directors of the Syntec Marketing Research and Opinion organisation.

Paris, May 13, 2009. First quarter 2009: Ipsos resilient in a declining market

Ipsos first-quarter 2009 revenues came to 207.3 million euros, down 4.6% compared with the same period of 2008.

Paris, April 29, 2009. Ipsos strengthens its Board of Directors

Ipsos’ shareholders approved the appointment of five new Directors at the General Meeting of Shareholders today.

Paris, March 19, 2009. Ipsos and Thomson Reuters become partners to provide intelligent information in the world

Ipsos and Thomson Reuters announce today that they have entered into a relationship to provide regular intelligent information about behaviours, attitudes and opinions of consumers and citizens.

Paris, March 18, 2009. Ipsos acquires Punto de Vista, the leading Loyalty research company in Chile

Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Co-Presidents of Ipsos, announce today the acquisition of Punto de Vista, the leading company in Chile for Customer Satisfaction Research and Quality Measurement.

Paris, March 18, 2009. 2008 Results: Objectives achieved

  • Organic growth of 7.8%
  • Operating margin of 10%

Paris, February 12, 2009. 2008 revenues: Ipsos expands more rapidly than its market.

For 2008, Ipsos posted revenues of 979.3 million euros, representing an increase of 5.6% compared with 2007, on the back of organic growth of 7.8%.

Paris, January 26, 2009. Ipsos adheres to United Nations Global Compact principles

Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Co-Presidents of Ipsos, announce today the adhesion of Ipsos to the United Nations Global Compact initiative. 

This membership which was approved by the Ipsos Board of Directors on December 17th, 2008, is part of the programme "Taking Responsibility" aiming at developing Ipsos initiatives in Corporate and Social Responsibility.

Paris, December 15, 2008. Ipsos acquires Strategic Puls

Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Co-Presidents of Ipsos, announce today the acquisition of 60% of the Strategic Puls group, the main independent research company in the Balkans. The company is established in seven countries, among which Serbia and Croatia where it achieves 91% of its activities.

Paris, October 20, 2008. Ipsos acquires B-Thinking, the leading Chinese research

Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Co-Presidents of Ipsos, announce today the acquisition of B-Thinking, the largest Chinese research company specialised in marketing research for the automotive sector.

Paris, August 27, 2008. In the first-half of 2008, Ipsos keeps the rhythm

In the first-half of 2008, Ipsos reports revenues of 462.8 million euros, up 4.5% compared with the same period of 2007.

Paris, August 27, 2008. Ipsos acquires Alfacom, a leading Brazilian company in Loyalty Research

Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Co-Presidents of Ipsos, announce today the acquisition of Alfacom, the leading company in Brazil specialising in Quality Research and Customer Relationship Management in the automotive sector. Alfacom is servicing almost all the car manufacturers active in Brazil and through Latin America.

Paris, August 13, 2008. Ipsos: First-half 2008 revenues

  • Poised to pursue strong growth
  • Revenues: 462.8 million euros
  • Organic growth: 8.4%

Paris, August 5, 2008. WPP's offer for TNS - Option relating to the European TAM business of TNS

Ipsos has granted WPP an option to require Ipsos to buy the TV audience measurement assets owned by Taylor Nelson Sofres plc ("TNS") in the European Union in the event that WPP's offer for TNS is successful.

Paris, June 24, 2008. Ipsos is to acquire Livra Panels, the leading online research company in Latin America

Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Co-Presidents of Ipsos, announce today the acquisition of Livra, the leading online research company in Latin America, which provides online panels and data collection services for top market research agencies in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets.

Paris, May 14, 2008. First quarter 2008, Ipsos’ expansion better than anticipated

Ipsos first-quarter 2008 revenues came to 217.3 million euros, up 6.2% compared with the same period of 2007.

Paris, March 18, 2008. Ipsos acquires two specialized research companies in the United States and creates a joint venture in Indonesia

Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Co-Presidents of Ipsos, announce today the acquisition of two companies:

  • Monroe Mendelsohn, a leading independent media, marketing and opinion research company in the US;
  • Forward Research, one of the strongest US based agencies specialized in Research for agricultural and animal healthcare industries.

Paris, March 18, 2008. 2007 results: An impressive performance in a growing market

The survey-based research market expanded impressively during 2007. It was worth around $27 billion, up 6% excluding currency effects. The highlight of the year was the ramp-up of developing countries, which now account for around 17% of the global market and are set to exceed 20% within two years.

Ipsos already derives one quarter of its revenue from these markets. These trends provide further evidence that the 21st century will not mirror the 20th century.

Paris, February 14, 2008. Ipsos in 2007: A very good year from start to finish

For 2007, Ipsos posted revenues of 927.2 million euros, representing an increase of 8.2% compared with 2006 on the back of organic growth of 9.1%.

Paris, November 29, 2007. Ipsos acquires two research companies in India and in Norway

Jean-Marc Lech et Didier Truchot, Co-presidents of Ipsos, announce today the acquisition of two companies:

  • An indian major independent research company, Indica Research;
  • Research Partner, a Norwegian market research company specialised in marketing research.

Paris, November 15, 2007. Growth confirmed

  • 9-month revenues rise to 664.2 million euros
  • Organic growth in the first 9 months: 9.2%
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    Paris, September 18, 2007. Ipsos: 2007 half-year results: A record first-half

    In the first half of 2007, Ipsos generated sales of €443.1 million, up 8.7% compared to the year-earlier period, despite a negative currency effect of 3.7% due mainly to the sharp decline in the dollar against the euro.

    Paris, September 18, 2007. Ipsos acquires the leading independent market research company in South of Africa

    Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Co-Presidents of Ipsos, announce today the acquisition of a majority stake in Markinor, the leading independent market research company in South Africa. Ipsos will acquire 70% of the share capital of the company with an option to acquire the remaining shares in the future.

    Paris, August 16, 2007. Ipsos first-half 2007 revenues

    In the first half of 2007, Ipsos generated revenues of 443.1 million euros, an increase of 8.7% on the year-earlier period.

    Paris, July 5, 2007. New Ipsos acquisition in Australia

    Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Co-Presidents of Ipsos, announce today the acquisition of Eureka , an Australian company highly specialised in Public Opinion and Social research and in Customer Relationship Management research. This acquisition – the 5th Ipsos has made in this country – will strengthen the Ipsos presence in Australia in all the above specialisations.

    Paris, May 15, 2007. Ipsos acquires KMG Research

    Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Ipsos co-presidents, are pleased to announce that Ipsos has entered into an agreement to acquire KMG Research, the N°2 market research company in Turkey. According to this agreement, Ipsos is acquiring 51% of the share capital of the company with an option to acquire the remaining shares in the future.

    Paris, May 15, 2007. Ipsos : An excellent first-quarter 2007

    Ipsos generated revenues of 204.7 million euros in first-quarter 2007, up 8.9% compared to the same period in 2006.

    Paris, March 20, 2007. 2006 Results: Significant margin growth

    In 2006, Ipsos' revenues totalled €857.3 million, an increase of 19.4% on 2005. At constant scope and exchange rates, revenues were up 6.5%. For the eighth straight year, Ipsos grew faster than its market and the leading international research companies.

    Paris, February 15, 2007. Ipsos acquires controlling interest in the Peruvian company Apoyo Opinión y Mercado

    Didier Truchot and Jean-Marc Lech, co-chairmen and CEO of Ipsos, announced today the acquisition of a majority stake in the Peruvian company Apoyo Opinión y Mercado S.A., the largest market research and public opinion company in the Andean region and one of the most prestigious in Latin America.

    Paris, november 15, 2006. Ipsos opens two new offices in Egypt and in Iraq

    Ipsos has recently opened two new offices, one in Egypt in the capital city of Cairo, and one in Baghdad, Iraq. Thanks to these two operations made through acquisitions, Ipsos completes its geographical coverage through the Middle East and North Africa region, where it now ranks among the major operators.

    Paris, November 15, 2006. Strong business levels in the first nine month of 2006

    • Total growth over nine months: +24.9%
    • Organic growth in the first nine months: +8.0%

    Paris, September 19, 2006. Confirmed: margins continue to improve in first half of 2006

    • Operating margin: up 36.2% to €32.7 million
    • Net profit attributable to the Group: up 35.7% to €14.2 million

    Paris, August 16, 2006. Strong growth in H1 2006

    • Revenues rise 26.7% to 407.7 million euros
    • Organic growth: 8.6%

    Paris, June 30, 2006. Payment of the dividend and stock split

    Ipsos will pay on Monday 3 July a dividend of 1€ per share, and will proceed on Tuesday 4 July to the division of the nominal value of its shares by four.

    Paris, June 27, 2006. Ipsos acquires Tambor Market Research and Consulting

    Didier Truchot and Jean-Marc Lech, Ipsos Co-presidents, are pleased to announce that Ipsos has signed a letter of intent to acquire a minority stake in the capital of the Tambor Group, the 3rd largest survey-based research company in the Czech and Slovak markets. The agreement will allow Ipsos to increase its shareholding to 66% in 2009.

    Paris, May 31, 2006. Ipsos: 4-for-1 stock split

    At their meetings today, the General Meeting of shareholders and the Board of Directors of Ipsos decided to divide the nominal value of Ipsos shares by four.

    Paris, May 15, 2006. Ipsos : Record revenue growth in Q1 2006

    • Revenues rise 31% to 188 million euros.
    • Organic growth: 9.3%

    Paris, le March 21, 2006. 2005 results: French impetus

    • Operating profit: up 25.5% to € 63.9 million.
    • Net profit attributable to the Group: up 44.1% to € 32.7 million

    Paris, February 15, 2006. 2005 Ipsos revenues

    • More assertive growth. 2005 revenues: 717.8 million euros,
    • Organic growth: 8.6%

    Paris, le February 9, 2006. Ipsos acquires Canada's Camelford Graham

    Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Ipsos Co-presidents, are pleased to announce that Ipsos has acquired Camelford Graham, a high profile Canadian market research company specializing in qualitative research.

    Paris, le 15 novembre 2005. Ipsos acquires Understanding UnLtd

    Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Ipsos co-presidents, are pleased to announce that Ipsos has acquired Understanding UnLtd, a US-based market research company specialised in qualitative research.

    Paris, November 15, 2005. an excellent third quarter in 2005, Ipsos continues to grow

    Ipsos has posted revenues of €168.9 million for the third quarter of 2005, an increase of 19.1% on the same period in 2004. Over the first nine months of 2005, revenues at Ipsos were €490.7 million, a 14.7% improvement on the first nine months of 2004.

    Paris, September 20, 2005. Ipsos expands its regional network in South East Asia

    Ipsos, the world’s third largest survey-based market research group, has extended its network with the start up of a new company in Bangkok, Ipsos Thailand.

    Paris, September 20, 2005. Ipsos in the first-half of 2005

    Margins improve in a solid market Growth expected to gather pace over the rest of 2005 and in 2006.

    Paris, August 16, 2005. First-half 2005 revenues

    Ipsos posted first-half 2005 revenues of €321.8 million, up 12.5% compared to first-half 2004. Negative currency effects depressed revenue growth by 1.4%, while newly-acquired companies had a positive impact of 6.1%. Organic growth amounted to a highly satisfactory 7.8%, significantly outperforming the market and Ipsos’ main rivals.

    Paris, July 26, 2005. Loyalty : Myths and realities about desire

    Ipsos unravels customer satisfaction and retention history, mythology, and reality.

    Paris, July 18, 2005. Ipsos Expands Its Regional Network in Asia Pacific

    Ipsos, the world's third largest survey-based market research group, has extended its network to include two new offices in the Asia Pacific region.

    Paris-New-York, July 11, 2005. Jim T. Smith , new CEO for Ipsos in North America

    Co-Chairmen Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot of Ipsos, the third largest global survey-based market research company, today announced the appointment of James (Jim) T. Smith as Chairman and CEO of Ipsos in North America. Smith replaces Simon Kooyman, who is taking a sabbatical.

    Paris, May 17, 2005. 1st Quarter 2005 Revenues

    Ipsos posted first quarter 2005 revenues of €143.5 million, up 12.9% compared with first-quarter 2004. At constant scope and exchange rates, first quarter revenues rose by 8.2%. Currency effects had a negative impact revenues by 1.6%, while changes to the scope of consolidation had a positive impact of 6.3%

    Paris, May 17,i 2005. Ipsos grows stronger in Latin America

    Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Ipsos Co-Chairmen, today announced the acquisition of the Colombian company Napoleon Franco S.A.

    Paris, March 22, 2005. Ipsos acquires the Chinese company GDMR And strengthens its presence in this key market

    Ipsos Co-Chairmen Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot today announced the acquisition of the Chinese market research company Guangdong General Marketing Research Company Ltd. (GDMR).

    Paris, March 22, 2005 : 2004: a good year for Ipsos

    • Operating profit up 8% at 54.7 million euros
    • Net profit (group share) up 1% at 30.6 million euros

    Paris, February 15, 2005. Ipsos Makes Two Strategic Acquisitions in North America

    Ipsos Co-Chairmen Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot today announced the acquisition of two marketing research companies in North America: Montreal-based Descarie & Complices, a firm specializing in advertising and market research in Quebec's francophone sector, and Shifrin Research Inc., a New York-based marketing research company.

    Paris, November 15, 2004. Strong growth in third quarter 2004

    Ipsos generated consolidated revenues of 427.8 million euros in the first nine months of 2004, an increase of 6.7% over the same period in 2003.

    Paris, October 12, 2004. How Political Advertising Impacts Elections

  • Bad Ads, and Ads that Change the Viewers' Worldview
  • Triumph of Negative: The 2004 Canadian Federal Election
  • Why French Politics Needs the Return of Advertising
  • Italy: Berlusconi’s Political Communication Strategy
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    Paris, October 11, 2004. Pierre Le Manh is appointed Chairman and CEO of Ipsos Europe

    Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, Ipsos Group Co-Chairmen, today appointed Pierre Le Mahn as Chairman and CEO of Ipsos Europe. This appointment follows Jean-Michel Carlo's decision to leave Ipsos and to resume his career in the communication industry.

    Paris, September 21, 2004. First half results 2004

    Ipsos continues to realise its ambition of combining revenue growth with higher margins.

    Paris, September 21, 2004. Ipsos is to acquire Japan Statistics and Research Co Ltd

    Didier Truchot and Jean-Marc Lech, Ipsos co-chairmen, today announced the signing of an agreement for the acquisition by Ipsos of the well-known Japanese market research company, Japan Statistics and Research Co Ltd. ("JSR").

    Paris, September 7, 2004. Ipsos strengthens its position in the Australian market

    Didier Truchot and Jean-Marc Lech, Ipsos co-chairmen, today announced the signing of an agreement for the acquisition by Ipsos of the assets of TQA Research Pty. Ltd., a company based in Melbourne.

    Paris, August 16, 2004. 1st half 2004: organic growth remains firm

    Ipsos reported consolidated revenues of 286.0 million euros for the first half of 2004, an 8.2% increase over the same period in 2003.

    July 7, 2004, New York, Ipsos Fastest Growing Market Research Company in the U.S. Once More

    Ipsos’ Earns Inside Research’s Top Ranking for Third Consecutive Year.
    For the third year in a row, Ipsos has been cited as the fastest growing market research
    firm in the U.S., according to the 12th annual industry rankings report by the influential newsletter, Inside Research. The
    company's U.S. revenues grew by 477% between 1998 and 2003, compared with the industry average of 50.6%, the
    newsletter reported in its July edition.

    Paris, June 22, 2004. Ipsos strengthens its presence in Central America and Caribbean ; Ipsos to acquire Hispania Research Corporation

    Didier Truchot and Jean-Marc Lech, Ipsos co-chairmen, today announced the signing of an agreement for the acquisition by Ipsos of Hispania Research Corporation, a company based in Puerto Rico and Panama.

    Paris, 17 May 2004. Revenues up 7.2% in the first quarter of 2004 ; Strong organic growth of 8.9%

    Ipsos posted first-quarter 2004 revenues of €127.1 million, up 7.2% compared with the same period of last year. At comparable structure and at constant exchange rates, the Group’s quarterly revenues increased by 8.9%, a higher rate than during the year-earlier period and, more significantly, well ahead of the pace of market expansion and that of the other leading international research companies.

    Paris, March 23, 2004. 2003: a very good year for Ipsos ; Operating profit +16% at 50.7 million euros ; Net profit (group share) +28% at 30.3 million euros

    Ipsos’ consolidated revenues for the year ended December 31, 2003 totalled 569.7 million euros, an increase of 6%. At constant scope and exchange rates, revenues grew by 9.4%, at least twice as fast as the market and the other major international research companies.

    Paris, March 18, 2004. Ipsos strengthens its presence in Asia ; Ipsos - to acquire Active Insights in Korea

    Didier Truchot and Jean-Marc Lech, Ipsos co-chairmen, today announced the signature of an agreement for the acquisition by Ipsos of a 51 % stake in Korean Market Research Company Active Insights Korea, Inc.

    Paris, February 16 2004. Ipsos 2003 : continued strong growth ; Revenues : 569.7 million euros ; Organic growth: +9.4%

    Ipsos’ consolidated revenues totalled 569.7 million euros in 2003, up 6% with respect to the 538.5 million euros generated in 2002.

    Paris, November 12, 2003. Robust growth in third quarter 2003

    Ipsos' consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2003 came in at 400.9 million euros, up 7.3% on the same period of 2002

    Paris, October 15, 2003. Ipsos strengthens its position in the Australian market with two targeted acquisitions

    Ipsos which is already present in Australia, through Ipsos Australia,  strengthens its position in this key market thanks to two targeted acquisitions.

    Paris, October 1st, 2003. Ipsos acquires the US-based company Marketing Metrics

    Ipsos today announced the acquisition of Marketing Metrics (MMI), a leading US-based research company specializing in customer relationship and customer satisfaction management.

    Paris, September 25, 2003. Opinions of the War and the War of Opinions

    While the U.S. may have won the war on the ground in Iraq, they seemed to have lost the important battle for the hearts and minds of the citizens of the world's wealthiest nations, greatest military powers, and most formidable political players, write global public opinion specialists Darrell Bricker and Pierre Giacometti in their essay, "Opinions of the War, And the War of Opinions."

    Paris, September 22, 2003. Faster pace of growth and margin improvement at Ipsos

    During a half-year marked by worldwide instability, Ipsos has managed to deliver both significant growth and an improvement in its margins, just as it has done in previous periods.

    Paris, September 11, 2003. Ipsos acquires Partner Market Research of Taïwan

     Ipsos today announced the acquisition of Partner Market Research of Taiwan, further signalling its commitment to growing its presence in the key Asia Pacific region.

    Paris, August 18, 2003. 1st half 2003 : Organic growth of 10.1%

    Ipsos reported revenues for the first half of 2003 of 264.3 million euros, an 8.1% increase over the same period in 2002.

    Paris, May 20, 2003. Leading Marketing Research Group Launches Global Newsletter of Insight and Opinion

    For a profession that is supposed to cause and lead change, the $300 billion global advertising industry has not evolved well, writes John Hallward in an essay, "Money Down the Drain?"

    Paris, May 15, 2003. Chiffre d'affaires du 1er trimestre 2003

    Ipsos Group's revenues for first quarter 2003 came in at 118.6 million euros, up 9.5% on the first quarter of 2002. At constant scope and exchange rate, the Group's Q1 revenues rose by 8.6%, continuing to significantly outperform its market and main competitors.

    Paris, April 2, 2003. Ipsos is transferred to the Premier Marché of Euronext Paris

    EuroNext Paris S.A, with the agreement of the Commission des Opérations de Bourse, has authorised the transfer of Ipsos S.A shares to the Premier Marché of Euronext Paris.

    Paris, March 25, 2003. 2002 Annual Results

    Ipsos' consolidated revenues for the year ended December 31 2002 came in at 538.4 million euros, an increase of 12% over 2001.

    Paris, February 17, 2003. Ipsos becomes the world's second largest survey-based research specialist

    Ipsos, a global player in the marketing research market, generated revenues of 538.5 million euros in its financial year ended December 31 2002. This represents an increase of 12.1% on the 2001 figure of 480.2 million euros.

    Paris, February 3, 2003. Ipsos launches new website and ad campaign

    Ipsos co-chairmen, Jean-Marc Lech et Didier Truchot, are pleased to announce the unveiling of two major corporate initiatives for 2003: the company's first bilingual website, and the introduction of a new, global advertising campaign, " Nobody is Unpredictable."

    United Kingdom, December 19, 2002. Ipsos UK, Market Research Agency of The Year

    Ipsos UK has been singled out as the Market Research Agency of the Year by the Marketing magazine. The magazine cited Ipsos' long list of innovative research methods, many of them harnessing the latest technology.

    Paris, November 28, 2002. Ipsos in the SBF 120 index

    The Euronext Paris Scientific Board has just announced its decision to include Ipsos SA in the SBF 120 index. This decision will be effective from December 20, 2002.

    Paris, November 14, 2002. Continuing Growth

    Ipsos' consolidated revenues in the first nine months of 2002 came in at 373.6 million euro, representing growth of 12.2% on the same period of 2001 and organic growth (on a constant structure and exchange rate basis) of 7.8%. These figures mean that Ipsos has considerably outperformed its market.

    Paris, September 25, 2002. Ipsos reports consolidated results for 1st half of 2002

    Ipsos, a world leader in survey-based market research, reported a significant increase in consolidated results for the first half of 2002, with an improved profitability.

    Paris, September 18, 2002. Ipsos to significantly expand its presence in Asia

    Didier Truchot and Jean-Marc Lech, Ipsos co-chairmen, today announced they have signed agreements by which the Paris-based market research Group will acquire a significant equity in Japanese market research company, Lyncs Incorporated, and Chinese market research company, Feng & Associates Marketing Services (FAMS).

    Paris, September 2, 2002. Ipsos further strengthens its presence in the Scandinavian market

    Ipsos today announced it has acquired two major Swedish research companies: Eureka Marknadsfakta, specialising in marketing research, and Intervjubolaget dedicated to data collection and data processing. These latest acquisitions further strengthen the company’s position in the Scandinavian market, where Ipsos has been represented by Ipsos-Imri since the beginning of the year.

    Paris, August 19, 2002. First semester 2002: Ipsos revenues increase by 13%

    Ipsos group reported revenues for the first half of 2002 of 244.5 million euros, a 13% increase over the same period last year. On a like-for-like perimeter and exchange rates basis, Ipsos revenues increased by 7.3% during the first six months of 2002.

    Paris, June 17, 2002. Ipsos acquires F-Squared Market Research + Consulting

    Ipsos has signed a letter of intent to acquire F-Squared, the largest independent custom research company operating in Central and Eastern Europe. According to this agreement, Ipsos will acquire 100 percent of F-Squared’s holdings.

    Paris, May 28, 2002. Ipsos acquires Germany’s Sample-INRA company

    Latest acquisition pushes Ipsos into Top 3 among German survey-based market research companies.

    Paris, May 15, 2002. Ipsos revenues increase by 14% for the first quarter 2002

    Ipsos group revenues for the first quarter 2002 reached 108.4 million euros, a 14% increase over the same period last year. On like-for-like perimeter basis and exchange rates, Ipsos quarterly revenues rose by 7%.

    Paris, April 8, 2002. Ipsos acquires ACNielsen Vantis

    The Ipsos Group today announced the acquisition of the assets of ACNielsen’s U.S.-based strategic marketing research and product development consultancy, ACNielsen Vantis. Upon completion of the sale, the company will be known as Ipsos-Novaction & Vantis.

    Paris, March 27, 2002. Significant increase in 2001 revenues

    Ipsos consolidated revenues for the year ending December 31, 2001 reached 480.2 million euros, a 46% increase from 2000. Ipsos had an organic growth of 8.0%, on a like for like basis and exchange rate..

    Paris, February 21, 2002. Jean-Michel Carlo named head of Ipsos’s new Regional Management for Europe

    Ipsos co-Presidents, Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, are pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-Michel Carlo as Chairman and CEO of Ipsos Europe. Ipsos ranks 4th among survey-based market research companies worldwide with revenues of 480.1 million euro in 2001.

    Paris, November 15, 2001. Ipsos pursues its growth

    Ipsos group consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2001 rose to 332.9 million euros, up 54% from the same period last year. The organic growth amounts to 8.2% (on a like for like perimeter and exchange rates). This performance largely outpaces that of the market.

    Paris, October 15, 2001. The Ipsos Group enters Scandinavian market with IMRI

    Ipsos, a world leader in market research, specializing in research for brands, companies and institutions, has just signed an agreement by which Ipsos is to acquire a 40% stake in the Swedish company, IMRI.

    Paris, September 26, 2001. Ipsos reports consolidated results for 1st half of 2001

    Ipsos, a world leader in market research, specializing in research for brands, companies and institutions reported high increase in consolidated results for the first half of 2001, with an improved profitability.

    Paris,, September 26, 2001. Ipsos acquires Novaction

    The Ipsos group headed by Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot has just signed an agreement with the Novaction group, specialized in marketing consultancy and market research, headed by Jacques Blanchard. This agreement will enable Ipsos to acquire the Novaction group in its entirety. The company will then be known as Ipsos-Novaction.

    Paris, August 16,2001. First semester 2001

    Ipsos group revenues at first semester 2001 reach  euro 217 million, a 64% increase over 2000. The organic growth (on a like for like perimeter and change rate)  amounts to 9.9%, a performance which is all the more outstanding that it is based on a very good first semester 2000.

    Paris, June 18, 2001. Ipsos acquires Demoskop in Poland

    The Ipsos group and the Polish company Demoskop have just signed an agreement by which the Paris-based Group headed by Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot will acquire a 59.5% stake through a capital increase in the Polish company. This operation should be completed by July 1st, 2001.

    Paris, May 29,2001. The Ipsos group strengthens its position in the Middle East

    Ipsos-Stat, a company that groups Ipsos' interests in the Middle East, represented by Mr. Edouard Monin, has just entered into an agreement with M.A.L.J. (Mohamed Abdul Latif Jameel Co. Ltd), one of Saudi Arabia's major economic groups.

    Paris, May 15, 2001. First quarter 2001: Ipsos revenues increase by 62.4%

    Ipsos group revenues for the first quarter 2001 reach 95 million euros, a 62.4.% increase over the same period last year. On a like for like perimeter and exchange rate, Ipsos quarterly revenues raise by 9.7%. Growth has been significant in all Ipsos sectors of specialisation.

    Paris, January 17, 2001. Ipsos acquires NPD's market research division

    Ipsos and NPD have signed an agreement by which Paris-based Ipsos will acquire NPD's market research division, including assets in the U.S. and Canada. The assets to be acquired by Ipsos accounted for about USD 70 million in revenues last year. Excluded from the sale are NPD’s syndicated tracking businesses in numerous vertical markets.

    Paris, February 15, 2001. High increase in 2000 revenues up 43% with € 329.4 million

    Ipsos revenues for the year ended December 31, 2000 reached € 329.4 million (or USD 304.1 million), a 42.8% increase from 1999 and far greater than earlier estimates. On the basis of constant exchange rates and constant perimeter, Ipsos growth reached 13.0%.

    Paris, February 15, 2001. High increase in 2000 revenues up 43% with € 329.4 million

    Ipsos revenues for the year ended December 31, 2000 reached € 329.4 million (or USD 304.1 million), a 42.8% increase from 1999 and far greater than earlier estimates. On the basis of constant exchange rates and constant perimeter, Ipsos growth reached 13.0%.

    Paris, November 15, 2000. 3rd quarter 2000

    Consolidated revenues for the Ipsos group in the 3rd quarter of the current financial year rose to 84.5 million euros, up 63.8% on the corresponding period last year, a record growth in the Group activity. It has to be noted that for the first time, the Canadian research company Ipsos-Reid as well as Ipsos-Stat companies in Middle East (Lebanon, Kuwait, UAE, Syria) have been integrated in the Group's consolidation perimeter.

    Paris, November 9, 2000. Ipsos acquires Marplan

    Ipsos S.A. and the Marplan institute have signed a letter of intent under the terms of which the two companies will enter into negotiations for Ipsos to acquire a 100% stake in the capital of Marplan.

    Paris, October 2, 2000. 1st half-year 2000 revenues

    Consolidated revenues for the Ipsos group in the first half of the current financial year rose to 132.4 million euros, up 34% on the corresponding period last year. Much of this performance is due to the acceleration in organic growth experienced by the Group in the first half (+15.1%). Over and above the highly recurrent nature of revenues, this result also demonstrates the Group's capacity for generating extra business volumes in all its spheres of activity, through the extension of existing contracts into new countries and the development of new services and offerings.

    Paris, September 27, 2000. Ipsos France : la nouvelle donne

    Les présidents du groupe Ipsos, Jean-Marc Lech et Didier Truchot, confient la direction générale d’Ipsos France à un double exécutif: Pierre Giacometti, jusqu’alors directeur général d’Ipsos Opinion, et Stéphane Truchi, ex - directeur général de Louis Harris. Jean-Marc Lech assure, outre ses fonctions de co-président du groupe Ipsos, la présidence d’Ipsos France.

    Paris, June 22, 2000. Ipsos strengthens its presence in the United Kingdom

    Ipsos and Research in Focus have signed an agreement by which the Ipsos group will take a participation of 50% of shares in the capital of the company. This participation will be completed (100%) in 2003. In 1999, the company which is fully controlled by its management, posted sales of £ 2.105 million (Euros 3.2 million). 

    Paris, June 26, 2000. Wanadoo Voila Régie et Ipsos-ASI

    En collaboration avec Wanadoo Voila Régie, régie Internet de France Telecom Multimédia Services, Ipsos-ASI a développé une méthodologie d’évaluation de l’efficacité des campagnes publicitaires online : le «Post-test Online». Ce partenariat, qui réunit pour la première fois en France dans le domaine de la publicité en ligne un institut d’études et une régie publicitaire, permettra aux annonceurs clients de Wanadoo Voila Régie de disposer d’informations capitales sur l’efficacité de leurs communications interactives.

    Paris, June 21, 2000. Ipsos : successful capital increase

    Ipsos capital increase through public offering of shares with warrants (ABSA) was successful. The initial amount of the offer - Euro 100 million - reached Euro 110 million, due to the exercise of the green shoe. 

    Paris, July 20, 2000. Ipsos leader in Latin America

    Ipsos, jointly chaired by Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot, represented by Carlos Harding, CEO in charge of the Group’s international development, has just signed an agreement with Search Marketing, a company based in Santiago de Chile. According to this agreement, Ipsos will take a participation of 50% of shares in the capital of the Chilean company which ranks third in its market. With revenues of US$ 2 millions in 1999, Search Marketing is a research company specialized in media surveys (print, radio and plurimedia). It also conducts ad hoc marketing and customer satisfaction research.

    Paris, April 18, 2000. Ipsos purchases Tandemar, Leader in advertising research in Canada

    Ipsos and Tandemar Research Inc. just signed an agreement by which the Canadian company is to join the Ipsos group. This acquisition reinforces the Group's position in the advertising effectiveness research.  

    Paris, March 29, 2000. Activity 1999: the highest growth of the market research industry

    Ipsos group consolidated revenues for the year 1999 were EUR 230.7 million (FF 1,513.6 million), that means a 15.8% increase. On a like for like consolidation and exchange rate basis, increase were up 12.7%. This growth is superior to the whole research market (estimation for 1999 +10%).

    Paris, March 22, 2000. Ipsos strengthens its North American presence through the acquisition of the Angus Reid Group

    The internationally renown Ipsos group and Canada's Angus Reid Group have just announced an agreement where the Canadian company will be integrated into Ipsos. Dr. Angus Reid, founder and CEO, will remain head of the company, which will now be known as Ipsos-Angus Reid.

    Paris, January 12, 2000. Ipsos strengthens its presence on the Internet:

    The Ipsos group recently purchased all the Capital of the Médiangles market research firm, which from now on will be known as Ipsos-Médiangles, and will be managed by Louis Rougier, the company's co-founder.

    Paris, October 25, 1999. Ipsos N° 1 in Mexico with the BIMSA institute

    Ipsos S.A. and the BIMSA institute have signed a letter of intent under the terms of which the two companies will enter into negotiations for Ipsos to acquire a 50% stake in the capital of BIMSA.

    Paris, July 1st, 1999. Ipsos Successful initial public offering and listing on the Nouveau Marché of the Paris Bourse

    Following its successful initial public offering, Ipsos has been listed on the Nouveau Marché of the Paris Bourse on 1 July, 1999. The two co-Chairmen Jean-Marc Lech and Didier Truchot declared "the success of the IPO arises from both the strong investor interest for the market and social research industry as a whole, and a recognition of the outstanding development of Ipsos since its creation in 1975. Ipsos is now the first French, listed market research group."

    Royaume-Uni, March 12, 1999. Ipsos acquires Australian market research company

    Ipsos has continued its investment in the Asia-Pacific region, with the acquisition of Marketing for Change*, the Sydney based market research company. Marketing for Change, now re-christened Ipsos-MfC, was founded in 1989, will continue to be managed by its principals, Patricia Rose and Keith Spencer. The company is particularly renowned for its expertise in advertising research, tracking and innovative design and solutions.