JEGI’s 1H 2014 M&A Report

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Marketing and technology sectors saw 752 transactions in the first half of 2014, at a total value of $64.4 billion.  Deal volume increased by 6% from 1H 2013, but with the help of Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp and other large transactions, deal value more than doubled from 1H 2013’s $27.8 billion.

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Marketing Services Dominate M&A Transactions In 2014

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There were 752 merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in media, information, marketing and technology sectors that dominated the market during the first six months of 2014, totaling $64.4 billion — up from $27.8 billion in the same time in the prior year.

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Companies Slow To Embrace Mobile Analytics

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Given the growth in smartphone adoption and app usage in recent years, it’s hardly surprising that mobile analytics firms would emerge to track that activity for developers, marketers and others.

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