Thursday, December 02, 2010 | Posted by: Fiona Cullinan
Categories: Financing , Media sector, Thought Leadership | Tags: business, media, investment, report, growth, UK, digital, M&A, trends, recovery, private equity, money
There are signs of life in the UK media sector as investors look to new growth areas and M&A activity picks up. Grant Thornton’s 35-page research report reviews the investment environment with a particular eye on digital. Read on to download a free copy of the report or to find out more…
Over the second quarter of 2010, Mergermarket asked 40 private equity practitioners with experience of investing in the UK media sector for their views on a number of issues. For example, what has been the impact of the economic downturn on the media sector; what will the key growth areas be; what is their firm’s investment strategy over the coming months?
The report reviews deal flow, deal drivers, exit trends and other forecasts. It also looks at the state of the media sector today, spotlights the digital sector and finds a disconnect between corporate and financial investors.
For a free download of the report, visit Where is the smart money going in media? We’ll also be posting further insight from the report here on Elevate blog, as well as video vox pops from our Smart Money events.
You might also find these posts useful:
* Story of the deal: RDG’s £9.3 million sale to United Business Media – behind the scenes of a multi-million-pound business disposal.
* Alex Connock, CEO of Ten Alps, is our media blogger on Elevate – for business leaders – read his posts on TV and UK media.
* Where is the smart money going in support services? – another report from our ‘smart money’ series.