JWT to acquire Egift, a premium and gift specialist in China

wppWPP’s wholly owned operating company JWT has agreed to acquire Shanghai Egift Design and Production Co. Ltd., one of China’s leading premium and gift specialists.

Egift provides total integrated premium and loyalty program gift solutions to clients, ranging from strategy, design, sourcing, prototyping, production through to logistics and distribution. The company, which was established in 2002 by Zhu Cheng and is headquartered in Shanghai, serves a range of blue chip international clients in China, including Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Pechoin, Conde Naste and Novartis. Following the acquisition, Egift will continue to operate independently, as part of JWT’s activation, field and shopper marketing operations in China.

For the year ending 31 December 2013, Egift’s revenues were RMB 27 million, with gross assets of RMB 25 million, as at the same date.

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