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Dentsu to spend over $468m on M&As in 2018

As domestic market slows, Japanese ad leader continues overseas shopping spree

Dentsu headquarters, Tokyo

TOKYO -- Japanese advertising agency Dentsu plans to set aside 50 billion-60 billion yen ($468 million-561 million) for mergers and acquisitions in the current business year through December, according to people familiar with the matter.

The company spent a similarly large amount on M&As in the previous year.

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