Coleman Group acquired a majority interest in Planet LLC and formed a new package design and brand identity consulting company, Coleman Group Worldwide. Terms were not disclosed. The new company, with offices in New York, San Francisco and London, will be part of Interpublic Group of Cos.' Allied Communications Group. Planet, a London-based international package design and brand identity firm, was renamed Coleman Planet & Partners. A previous Coleman acquisition, Schmidlin & Partner, was renamed Coleman Schmidlin & Partner.
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