US Entertainment Media and Communications deal insights: Q2 2014

August 2014
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US Entertainment Media and Communications deal insights: Q2 2014

At a glance

The entertainment, media and communications (EMC) deal market is still hot with 50% more mega-deals announced this quarter over last year. We cover the landscape of deals including private equity and cross-border deals, and dive deep into the myths and best practices of valuing early-stage technology companies. We recap recent deal activity in the most active sectors, including: Advertising & Marketing, Publishing and Internet.

Top-line deal stats

Spotlight article


How to think about valuing emerging technologies. Thinking about buying a young, high growth tech company? Valuation tips for the thoughtful dealmaker.



This annual report focuses on second quarter 2014 merger and acquisition trends in the EMC sector including domestic and outbound deals, and corporate versus private equity deals. The Spotlight article discusses valuing young, high growth technology companies: How to think about valuing emerging technologies is a nice primer for dealmakers looking at companies whose valuations may be difficult to estimate.

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