Report: Online, Events Spark 2005 M&A Surge
By Dylan Stableford
Media M&A activity increased 13 percent in 2005, led by a "surge" in online and exhibitions/conferences deals, according to a report by the Jordan, Edmiston Group
Forty-three b-to-b magazine deals totaling $2.4 billion were completed in 2005, a 10 percent increase in number and 42 percent bump in value, according to the report. Consumer magazine transactions in 2005 (34) were off 8 percent from 2004 (37), but their total value;roughly $2.6 billion;increased a whopping 472 percent, by far the largest increase among the media sectors tracked by JEGI.
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