• MEDIAtalk H1 2022

MEDIAtalk H1 2022

13 September 2022

Exploring global and UK media M&A activity and trends

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Deal volumes fell ever-so-slightly (2%) on H1 last year, while announced deal values tell a different story topping £195bn globally, according to our latest analysis of deal activity in the media sector; MEDIAtalk.

The pace of private equity (PE) deal-making accelerated this year with buyouts representing almost a fifth of all global media deals, and appetite for future deals appears to remain strong amongst PE investors.

This report provides a useful benchmark if you are looking to find out how your media peers are staying on top in trying times and what their next moves are.

In this edition we hear from the US as our spotlight country. We also hear from BDO in the UK specialists in Corporate Finance and Risk Advisory who shine a light on potential risks facing the sector, as well as taking a close look at PE activity, and our top predictions for the months ahead.