October 14, 2015 – (Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA) – Solganick & Co. has issued its latest quarterly M&A report on the Digital Media industry sector, titled “Solganick Digital Media MnA Update (Q3 2015).” It covers recent M&A transactions announced and completed in the industry sector.
Overall M&A activity across the media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors was high during the first three quarters, with 1,758 transactions announced at a total value of $106.2 bn YTD. Both deal volume and value showed strong gains over the same period in 2014, when 1,636 deals totaled $96.8 bn in value.
- Within Digital Media, the M&A environment remains favorable for firms. A surge of M&A activity came from strategic buyers that are acquiring technology to strengthen their advertising platforms and acquire new verticals. The political cycle is also expected to drive spending in advertising and data analytics through 2016.
- YTD, total transaction volume increased 4 % over the first nine months of 2014. Total transaction value within the sector rose 15 percent over Q2, 2015 to approximately $24.0 bn.
- The median revenue multiple moved downward by 15 percent, from 2.0x to 1.7x. On the other hand, The median EBITDA multiple from 2014 through the first nine months decreased by 18 percent, from 11.0x to 9.0x.
You can download the full report here: Solganick Digital Media MnA Update (Q3 2015)
Solganick & Co. is an independent investment bank and M&A advisory firm focused exclusively on the software, IT services and digital media industry sectors. Its professionals have completed over $20 billion in transactions to date.
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