Entertainment, Media and Communications Deal Insights: Year-End 2015 Edition

February 2016

At a glance

Download: US Entertainment, Media and Communications Deal Insights: Year-End 2015

It was an active year for Cable, Advertising & Marketing and Information & Internet. Announced deal values totaled $149B, a 13% increase over 2014, while deal volumes fell behind by 7%.

Coming off one of the slowest M&A quarters in recent history, one may question the future direction of deal-making in the Entertainment, Media & Communications (“EMC”) space. However, given the current pace of change, an influx in new and original content, and a robust competitive market PwC expects to see a robust deal market in 2016.

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