Merrill DataSite Releases New Comments: Social and Mobile Requirements Driving Media and Marketing M&A

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Social and mobile requirements driving media and marketing M&A

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According to a new report on the state of the market in the first half of 2013, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the media and marketing industry is being stimulated by social media requirements and analytics.

The Media and Marketing Industry M&A Report for Half Year 2013 report published by independent investment bank, Berkery Noyes, revealed that while deal volume stayed relatively stable – 794 deals were carried out in the first half of 2013, compared to 800 in the second half of 2013 – the total value of the deals carried out fell by 37 per cent to $29.4 billion.

HY2013 saw a number of big value deals with the top 10 largest acquisitions accounting for 57 per cent of the total value for the half year. BC Partners’ $4.42 billion buyout of Springer Science & Business Media was the largest deal of the period, but Yahoo!’s $1.10 billion purchase of Tumblr stood out in terms of headlines and was also the biggest deal involving internet companies.

Six deals were carried out during the first half of 2013 that exceeded the $1 billion threshold – as also happened in the first half of 2012. In terms of specific areas of the media and marketing sector, consumer publishing saw the largest half-to-half year rise between the last half of 2012 and first half of 2013, with the number of deals rising by 21 per cent, with M&A rising in the entertainment segment by 11 per cent and B2B publishing experiencing a rise in transactions of five per cent.

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Merrill DataSite is a secure virtual data room (VDR) solution that optimises the due diligence process by providing a highly efficient and secure method for sharing key business information between multiple parties. Merrill DataSite provides unlimited access for users worldwide, as well as real-time activity reports, site-wide search at the document level, enhanced communications through the Q&A feature and superior project management service - all of which help reduce transaction time and expense. Merrill DataSite’s multilingual support staff is available from anywhere in the world, 24/7, and can have your VDR up and running with thousands of pages loaded within 24 hours or less.

With its deep roots in transaction and compliance services, Merrill Corporation has a cultural, organisation-wide discipline in the management and processing of confidential content. Merrill DataSite is the first VDR provider to understand customer and industry needs by earning an ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certificate of registration – the highest standard for information security – and is currently the world’s only VDR certified for operations in the Europe, United States and Asia.

As the leading provider of VDR solutions, Merrill DataSite has empowered more than two million unique visitors to perform electronic due diligence on thousands of transactions totalling trillions of dollars in asset value. Merrill DataSite VDR solution has become an essential tool in an efficient and legally defensible process for completing multiple types of financial transactions.

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