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Acquisitions and start-ups

In 2007, in addition to the acquisition of 24/7 Real Media Inc., the Group continued to make small to medium-sized acquisitions and/or investments in high growth geographical or functional areas. The net initial cost of all acquisitions was £579 million in cash, in Advertising and Media Investment Management in the US (including digital), the UK, Austria, France, Germany (including digital), Hungary, the Netherlands (including digital), Russia, Spain, South Africa, Brazil, Colombia, Australia, China and Japan; in Information, Insight & Consultancy in the US and the UK; in Public Relations & Public Affairs in the US; in Branding & Identity in Ireland and Dubai; in Healthcare Communications in the UK and in direct, internet and interactive in the US, Canada, Belgium, Germany, South Africa, the Middle East, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Korea and Singapore.