Jordan, Edmiston: Slow start to M&A in first half

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M&A volume and value in the media, information, marketing, healthcare and technology sectors fell in the first half of this year compared with the year-earlier period, according to Jordan, Edmiston Group’s “First Half M&A Report.”

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Mobile Media, Tech Deals Up 14%

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Across the media, information, marketing, health-care and technology sectors, deal volume in the first half of the year was driven by continued activity in the marketing and interactive services sector.

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Media M&A Activity Slows in 1H

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Media business purchasing picked up after a slow first quarter, but year-over-year activity was down slightly in the first half of 2013, according to a report from the Jordan, Edmiston Group (JEGI).

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Hill+Knowlton Strategies acquires Group SJR

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Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a subsidiary of WPP, has acquired Group SJR, a digital marketing communications company with clients including Dell Inc., General Electric Co., the Motion Picture Association of America, TED Conferences and Xerox Corp.

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Nielsen Expositions Acquired

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Onex has completed its acquisition of Nielsen Expositions from an affiliate ofNielsen Holdings (NYSE: NLSN) for $950 million. Onex made an equity investment of about $350 million through its Onex Partners III fund.

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HGGC Invests in MyWebGrocer

Private Equity Professional Digest
HGGC has completed a growth equity investment in MyWebGrocer, a provider of digital marketing services to grocery stores and consumer packaged goods companies.

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HGGC Backs MyWebGrocer

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HGGC said on Tuesday that it has completed an investment in MyWebGrocer. No financial terms were disclosed. Also, as part of this transaction, the Stripes Group,a minority investor in MyWebGrocer, has sold its stake. The Jordan Edmiston Group served as financial advisor to both MyWebGrocer and Stripes Group.

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