Acquirer Interest in Digital Media Sectors Remains Strong

The third quarter of 2017 was active for transactions across the digital media space, with more than 260 M&A transactions and 1,360 disclosed global financings. Key industry trends driving investments and acquisitions include:

  • Increased activity in both early and late stage venture capital funding rounds;
  • Ongoing migration of enterprise services and content to the cloud;
  • Tech-enabled service providers pursuing international acquisition targets to expand market reach;
  • An expanded focus on mobile marketing and marketing automation to increase advertising ROI; and
  • Growth in a┬ánumber of large transactions, with acquisitions over $50 million increasing by more than 10% from Q2 to Q3 and financings from $25 million to $50 million increasing by more than 20% over the same period.

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