Petsky Prunier: Media M&A Grew 27 Percent In Q3 — But Dropped Off From Q2

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M&A activity in the marketing, information and digital media/commerce areas rose 27 percent Q3, but fell compared to the second quarter of this year, says media investment bank Petsky Prunier, which tracked 200 deals for this survey. The sequential drop-off in M&A was not too surprising, as deals have a certain seasonality and dealmakers tend to take things a little bit slower in August. As a sign that dealmaking has come back this year, prices were up 41 percent to $10.7 billion compared to Q309, primarily due to several larger transactions during the quarter.

Among the biggest deals in Q3 were IBM

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This is the worst digital media M&A report in the wooooorld.

John Doyle
Peachtree Media Advisors, Inc.

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