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    Technology Enabled Media & Marketing: Top 20 Deals of 2014


    For mergers and acquisitions as a whole, 2014 was another record breaking year and Ciesco have reported an increase of 24% on 2013 within the technology enabled media and marketing sector. The total disclosed value of transactions was almost £77 billion, compared to just £16.5 billion in 2013.


    This sharp increase on deal values can be, in part, attributed to two “mega-deals” – Comcast’s £30 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Facebook’s £14.5 billion acquisition of WhatsApp.


    Below is a list of the top 20 deals of 2014 within the technology enabled media and marketing sector:


    1.  Comcast’s £30 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable

    2.  Facebook’s £14.5 billion acquisition of WhatsApp

    3.  Vista Equity Partners’ £2.85 billion acquisition of TIBCO Software

    4.  CVC Capital Partners / Leonard Green & Partners’ £2.85 billion acquisition of Advantage Sales & Marketing

    5.  Publicis Group’s £2.5 billion acquisition of Sapient

    6.  Priceline.com’s £1.7 billion acquisition of OpenTable

    7.  Alliance Data Systems’ £1.5 billion acquisition of Conversant

    8.  Facebook’s £1.3 billion acquisition of Oculus VR

    9.  Alibaba’s £1 billion acquisition of AutoNavi

    10.  Mail.ru’s £1 billion acquisition of VKontakte

    11.  Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.’s £750 million acquisition of Internet Brands

    12.  UBM’s £660 million acquisition of Advanstar Communications

    13.  Rakuten’s £660 million acquisition of Ebates

    14.  Amazon’s £642 million acquisition of Twitch Interactive

    15.  News Corp’s £630 million acquisition of Move

    16.  Rakuten’s £610 million acquisition of Viber Media

    17.  Siris Capital Group’s £556 million acquisition of Digital River

    18.  Convergys’ £543 million acquisition of Stream Global Services

    19.  GTCR’s £540 million acquisition of Callcredit Information Group

    20.  CBS Outdoor Americas’ £456 million acquisition of Van Wagner Communications


    Source: http://i.emlfiles6.com/cmpdoc/6/1/8/8/3/files/273401_ciesco_experian_2014_ma_review_final.pdf?dm_i=TY8,378CG,IC70Y0,BGN2N,1

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