Consultants & tech groups join marketing M&A frenzy

Campaign
M&A in marketing services have never been so unpredictable. JEGI | Clarity’s report looked at 867 agency acquisitions across Europe, No. America & Australasia last year and found that 39% of agencies were bought by a business with “a heritage outside marketing services.”

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Private Equity Path – Panel Discussion

AdExchanger
JEGI Co-President Tolman Geffs moderated a panel at AdExchanger’s Industry Preview conference on January 19 in NYC, discussing how PE investment has come through as a source of financial stability in marketing tech innovation. Watch the video of the panel session.

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Blockbuster Deals Drive B2B M&A Value 427% in 2016

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While the number of mergers and acquisitions in the B2B Media & Technology space dipped 5 percent to 88 in 2016, the value of those deals soared 427 percent to $32.9 billion, thanks to a few key blockbuster deals, according to JEGI’s M&A Report.

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Media, Tech M&A Deal Values Soar In 2016

MediaPost
Two agency holding companies — Dentsu and WPP Group — were the most active in mergers/acquisitions among media/communications/technology companies in 2016. Both companies made 70 transactions — Dentsu (37) and WPP Group (33), according to JEGI.

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M&A 2016: The Year Ad Tech Cautiously Rose Again

AdExchanger
Ad tech mergers and acquisitions has been a roller coaster in recent years, and 2016 certainly didn’t let up. JEGI Co-President Tolman Geffs speaks with AdExchanger about what we have seen and what we can expect in ad tech M&A.

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