Boom in media sector M&A

Fifty per cent of M&A?transactions by value in the media sector took place in the fourth quarter of 2010, with analysts predicting that the upswing will last throughout 2011. According to new figures from PricewaterhouseCoopers, 110 European Media deals were closed in 2010, totalling €12bn (€10.1bn) in deal value. This was more than a 90 per cent rise on the 2009 data.