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Previous editions of MEDIAtalk

31 August 2018

MEDIAtalk H2 2017 - The Future is Bright in India

2017 was a stellar year for a vibrant media sector. This report explores the successes of the past six months in terms of global and UK deals, and shines a spotlight on India which is increasingly becoming a targeted region for M&A activity. 



MEDIAtalk H1 2017 - Big vs. Small

This edition investigates whether size is everything. Ideals are changing and the idea of needing to have an office in every notable city in the world is starting to be challenged by the exciting and impressive capability of programmatic.

This technology is steadily causing brands to question their needs, and in turn, their spending.


MEDIAtalk H2 2016 - US special 

This edition shines a light on the US media market and the strong deal making history between the US and the UK. On a value basis, in 2016, US-based companies invested a record breaking amount in targeting UK media businesses. Transaction levels have increased in recent years, as shared cultural, business and language connections have driven M&A activity


MEDIAtalk H1 2016 - Spotlight on private equity 

This edition takes a deep dive into private equity, an asset class which continues to maintain average year-on-year investment levels of 18% of all M&A within the media space. However, investors have yet to be lured in numbers away from the predictable revenue streams of subscriber-based businesses or traditional media companies.


MEDIAtalk H2 2015 - A biannual summary of corporate deal activity in the media sector 

This edition takes a close look at media activity and reports that content deals continue to be one of the primary drivers of M&A. 2014 saw the number of deals in the sector reach a post-recession high with volumes at their highest level for seven years whilst deal values reached an all-time high.