Publicis Groupe SA, (formerly Publicis Groupe), is a France-based communication group. Its activities are divided into marketing services, execution of publicity campaigns, and consulting and media purchasing services. The Company is engaged in the provision of advertising services, specialized agencies and marketing services and media services. Its range of services includes communications, media agency, and digital communications. It also offers clients a complete range of advertising services through the two global networks: Starcom Media Vest and Zenith Optimedia. The Company operates in Europe, North America, Asia and Pacific, Middle East and Africa through subsidiaries, such as: Arachnid, Publicis Groupe Investments BV, Publicis Holdings BV, among others. As of December 7, 2012, it announced the acquisition of two different agencies in India: iStrat and MarketGate. In March 2013, it acquired Convonix and the entire share capital of LBI International NV.