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Media M&A Sluggish In First Half

  • Folio, Friday, June 28, 2013 3:52 PM
Media companies' merger and acquisition activity was sluggish in the first half of the year, with a 2% dip year-over-year in that period for a total of 708 deals, with $27.8 billion in aggregate value, according to Michael Rondon. "While lower than 2012, those totals still represent a significant gain over recent historical activity. First half deal value hadn't topped $25 billion since 2007 ($65.8 billion); the number of deals had never even hit 500 until last year."

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