Publicis is not in talks about buying U.S. rival Interpublic (IPG), nor has it "commissioned any...

|About: Interpublic Group of Comp... (IPG)|By:, SA News Editor

Publicis is not in talks about buying U.S. rival Interpublic (IPG), nor has it "commissioned any bank to undertake any such discussions," the French advertising agency says. Publicis was responding to an FT report from Friday that it's considering a $6B+ bid for Interpublic, speculation that helped the latter's shares close 13.3% higher.