In our partner Clarity’s report this month they look at the continued acceleration of global consultancies and IT service providers as serial acquirors of marketing capabilities.
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.
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.
A consortium of Chinese investors led by Cultural Investment Holdings has acquired a majority stake in London-based Framestore, a provider of VFX and CG content. JEGI and Clarity advised Framestore on the transaction.
JEGI Co-President Tolman Geffs is interviewed by NPR for its “All Tech Considered” series regarding fraudulent ad impressions, which is the biggest concern for advertisers today.
Flixmedia, the leading global platform for the distribution of rich brand content to leading online retailers, has been sold to Advantage Smollan, the European joint venture between Advantage Solutions and Smollan Group.
CEB (NYSE: CEB), a best practice insight and technology company, announced that it will acquire Evanta, C-Suite executive development and collaboration solutions for peer-to-peer engagement, networking and leadership training, from Leeds Equity Partners for a total cash consideration of $275 million.
JEGI is pleased to announce that Doug Stowe, a senior investment banking executive, has joined the firm as Executive Vice President, Professional Services Group. In this role, Mr. Stowe will manage JEGI’s professional services team.
2015 saw robust activity in mergers and acquisitions across the media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors, with 2,342 transactions announced, for a total value of US$152.3bn.