Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Media M&A Activity May Grow This Year

The economy may slowly be improving, Apple reported phenomenal earnings, and the financial community is eager to see some merger and acquisitions in 2012. Will Apple buy a media company with almost $100 billion dollars in cash on hand; is Yahoo considered an acquisition with the loss of Jerry Yang? According to this article, "merger and acquisitions activity in the entertainment and media sector is expected to rise this year, according to PwC, spurred by OTT and social-networking companies, as well as online gaming firms." While last year saw the merger of NBC and Comcast, AT&T was not allowed to buy T-Mobile. So who is a likely buyer and who may likely get bought or merged? It is the start of a new year and we just might see a rise in M&A activity.

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