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Issue Date: February 13, 2013
SPECIAL REPORT: M&A Update
B-to-b media M&A activity began to rebound in 2012, with the level of interest largely dependent on a target company's category within the industry and how much it has expanded beyond traditional print media. Media Business recently spoke with Scott Peters, co-president of investment bank Jordan, Edmiston Group, about the state of b-to-b media. Read more
In the News
Speakers at the 11th annual DeSilva+Phillips Dealmakers Summit this month in Manhattan were bullish about prospects for this year.
“The deal market for media is characterized by renewed confidence and focus,” Daniel McCarthy, a partner in the New York-based media investment bank, said in his overview of trends and opportunities.... Read more
Lebhar-Friedman plans to launch Residential Building Products and Technology as a digital-only title this month—first unveiling a preview of the website, then releasing a full February issue for Apple and Android tablets. A weekly newsletter will also be part of the lineup.
The apps will be the stars of the offering, giving readers the... Read more
Expert Insight Events
dmg::events in November tapped Michael Green to expand a new U.S. division that oversees event properties such as ad:tech and Digital Collective. The former Hanley Wood executive spoke to Media Business about the company's acquisition plans, the lessons of a poor economy and the value of diversifying the portfolio.
Media... Read more