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Some data on M&A in digital media: I have just compiled the data on venture capital and M&A investments in digital media sector for Q1, 2004…

Some data on M&A in digital media: I have just compiled the data on venture capital and M&A investments in digital media sector for Q1, 2004. The data and details are in the new report, titled, “The Digital Media Deals Report Q1, 2004“…

Some details on the M&As for Q1, below:

Total Companies
Acquired: 52
$3.8 billion deal value, in 26 companies
worldwide (number skewed due to $2.01 billion merger between
London-based trade publishers Informa and Taylor & Francis

Terms and
Value undisclosed
: 26 more companies

Categories:
Publishing
Technology/Payment
: 4 companies ($105.5 million deal value
for 2 companies; 2 undisclosed)
Content: 6 companies
($43.15 million deal value for 2 companies; 4
undisclosed)
Biz-Fin: 6 companies ($2.1 billion deal
value for 3 companies; 3 undisclosed)
Broadband Content &
Technologies
: 7 companies ($49.9 million deal value for 3
companies; 3 undisclosed)
Wireless Content and Related
Technologies
: 16 companies ($27.52 million deal value for 5
companies; 11 undisclosed)
Social Networking/Dating: 3
companies ($115 million deal value for 1 company; 2
undisclosed)
Search (as it relates to media): 4
companies ($1.11 billion deal value for 4 companies)
Digital
Music
: 2 companies ($4 million deal value for 1 company; 1
undisclosed)
General Digital Media: 3 companies ($187.5
million deal value for 2 companies; 1 undisclosed)
Companies
in Europe
: 12 companies ($2.6 billion deal value for 6
companies; 6 undisclosed)
Companies in Asia/Australia:
4 companies ($35.2 million deal value for 2 companies; 2
undisclosed)

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