Jordan, Edmiston forecasts robust M&A market

AdAge
Media merger and acquisition activity will be strong over the next 24 months, according to the third annual “Media Growth Survey Report” from media investment bank JEGI and Econsultancy, a digital publishing and training company.

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Deal announcements

Adotas
Global market research firm ORC International today announced that it has acquired Marketing Research Services Inc. (MRSI), a privately-held Cincinnati-based research firm specializing in consumer research.

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Two Custom-Publishing Powerhouses Join Forces

The New York Times
Two companies that are leaders in the custom publishing industry – producing publications at the behest of marketers – are being combined under the aegis of a New York-based private equity firm.

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Wicks Group Takes Majority of McMurry/TMG

PE Hub
McMurry and TMG Custom Media have merged. The Wicks Group of Companies has taken a majority stake in the new company, called McMurry/TMG. McMurry/TMG is a full‐service content marketing agency with annual revenues of close to $100 million and 270 employees.

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Reed Exhibitions purchases streetwear trade show

AdAge
Reed Exhibitions has acquired the Agenda trade show for the streetwear and action sports industries. Agenda, launched in 2003 with 33 brands, is now held twice a year in Long Beach; it will feature 550 brands later this month.

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