This shift has been part of the rationale for JEGI
and Clarity to announce a deeper partnership this week and a joint rebranding to reflect the fact that clients want 'boots on the ground' in different continents to know they have the best deal.
So far, this shift in the number of deals and subsequent activity has been realized, according to JEGI
's third annual "Media Growth Survey," released in early April.
The deal-value was up, said JEGI
, because it included the $1,000 million acquisition of CanWest Ltd.
has a robust pipeline and expects to close several noteworthy transactions in the second half of 2009.
of NY Home Staging Solutions, which stages properties in the five boroughs, Westchester and Long Island, said she selects art that doesn't detract from the home.
Some observers, such as Lavalla of JEGI
, see a breakup of Freedom more likely, given the diversity of its papers in circulation size and geography.
) of New York, a top investment banking firm serving the media industry.
According to figures supplied by The Jordan Edmiston Group (JEGI
; New York), the business media sector saw very little activity in the first quarter of 2009, with only three deals completed valued at $3 million and "no significant transactions." JEGI
said the deals involved only single titles ("Canadian Industrial Machinery," "Sources & Design," etc.) compared to seven deals valued at $415 million in the first quarter of 2008, including the sale of Randall-Reilly to Investcorp.
), the New York-based investment banking firm that specializes in media and information, represented Reed Business Information in this transaction and acted as its exclusive financial advisor.
In fact, the 1,351 transactions in M&A activity represented growth of 50% over 2011, with a total value of nearly $75 billion, according to "JEGI
2012 M&A Overview," which reported that smaller deals were the driving forces behind the record-setting volume.
reported that it tracked eight newspaper deals valued at $114 million in the first half of 2009, and six so far this year, which brought in $1.3 billion.