Great Wolf Resorts prides itself on offering families good value for their money. In its annual report, the US operator of hotel and water park complexes boasts of providing “a high quality vacation at an affordable price”.
Maritz Travel has acquired Experient, a provider of meeting and event services from private equity owners Riverside Company and Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
The volume of marketing and media M&A activity in the first quarter soared to 333 deals, a 51% increase over the year-earlier period, according to investment bank Jordan, Edmiston Group.
Platform panelists during the Tuesday session of the Internet Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Annual Leadership Meeting, Tolman Geffs, Co-President of JEGI expands on his thinking for the AdExchanger audience.
Media industry executives are cautiously optimistic about 2012, as they expect less from organic growth in the year ahead and more growth to be driven by new product development, acquisitions and entering new markets and verticals.
The mergers and acquisitions marketplace for the media industry saw the total value of deals increase 9% from $43 billion in 2010 to $47 billion in 2011, according to The Jordan, Edmiston Group, an investment bank and financial consultancy serving the media business.
M&A deal value in the media, information, marketing services and technology sectors increased 9% to $47.0 billion in 2011 over 2010, according to data released Sunday by investment bank JEGI.
“I’ve worked with the JEGI team to sell two of my companies for over $100 million. With its extraordinarily comprehensive database of c-level contacts, JEGI can easily get key decision makers on the phone, live, without any preamble. Thus, my advice to any seller: if JEGI wants to sell your business for you, let them!”Stephen Saunders, Founder & CEO, Light Reading
“The JEGI Team worked tirelessly on the V12 Group sale process. Their knowledge of the sector allowed us to find the best strategic fit, while their M&A capabilities made it possible to get a successful transaction closed. I look forward to working with JEGI again.”John Hunt, Managing Partner, ABRY Partners
“We had a remarkable experience with JEGI… JEGI really stood out from other media and information focused firms… due to their experience in our markets, the tight processes they run, and their significant access to c-level decision-makers. We would hands down, no question, hope to have the chance to work with the team at JEGI again.”Scott Becker, Founder, Becker’s Healthcare
“We needed an advisor who understood our business and was capable of handling a complex transaction, which included the merger of four companies. We chose JEGI based on its reputation and experience, and it was absolutely the right decision.”Dan Oswald, CEO, BLR
“Clarity and JEGI’s network and impressive knowledge of the digital content production and post production space were instrumental in helping Framestore find the right partner and deliver the shareholders a fantastic outcome. They helped navigate a complex process… I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone considering using their services.”Sir William Sargent, CEO, Framestore
“I have now completed my fourth successful transaction with JEGI. They know their markets inside and out and are strategic, creative, tenacious and results oriented. Most importantly, they have always added significant value and delivered outstanding results. JEGI goes above and beyond to deliver the desired results for their customers.”Bob Dethlefs, Chief Executive Officer, Evanta
“As the business founder, I was looking for a true partner to represent us: one with the highest integrity, impeccable execution skills, strong work ethic, excellent M&A process from start to finish. They delivered on all of that and so much more.”Nancy Kramer, Founder & Chairman, Resource/Ammirati