Media M&A Forecast To Hit Well Over $140 Billion

MediaPost
It’s only July, but mergers and acquisitions in the media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors are on track to surpass 2016 and 2017 full-year levels. That’s according to JEGI, which counted 950 transactions during the first half of 2018.

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New Entrants Shake Up Agency M&A Market

PR WEEK
Clarity and U.S. firm JEGI jointly publish an annual report into M&A trends in marketing services, which shows big groups such as Dentsu and WPP bought fewer agencies while consulting giant Accenture led the way as a new entrant that ramped up its acquisitions in 2017.

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PE-backed MarketCast acquires Fizziology

PE HUB
MarketCast LLC, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, has acquired Indianapolis-based Fizziology LLC, a provider of social insights and analytics for the media and entertainment industry. JEGI provided financial advice to MarketCast.

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Z Capital Acquires Daily Racing Form

PR Newswire
Z Capital Partners has announced the acquisition of Sports Information Group, a dominant multi-media information company focused on providing premium data driven content to the sports industry through its flagship Daily Racing Form platform and other brands.

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