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

SIIA
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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UCG & BLR Scooped up by Leeds Equity

PE HUB
Leeds Equity Partners, is merging four companies to focus exclusively on information and compliance solutions. The four companies will form Simplify Compliance Holdings LLC, which will be based in Brentwood, Tennessee, outside Nashville.

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