The statement noted that the discussions with both the UK-based communications groups are "at a very early stage." The UK's Telegraph ran a story on the talks in yesterday's Sunday paper.
Next Fifteen agencies include Text 100, Bite Communications, OutCast Communications, Lexis PR, Redshift Research, Context Analytics, and 463 Communications.
Q1 revenues for Next Fifteen increased by 10% to $49.2 million in 2009, compared to $44.7 million in the like quarter in 2008.
Several of the company's agencies have reported layoffs in Q4 of 2008 and Q1 of 2009, including a 6% reduction at Bite Communications; a 20% reduction for OutCast Communications; and the loss of less than 15 employees at Text 100.