Led by marketing and interactive deals, the value of mergers and acquisitions in the sector encompassing media, information, marketing services and technology rose 9% to $47 billion last year, per Jordan, Edmiston Group. The number of B2B online media deals increased by 3% last year, with a value increase of 132% compared with the year before, according to the firm. Yet, traditional B2B media deals declined 62%, representing a 91% drop in value to $50 million. The number of deals in the exhibitions and conferences space showed an increase, however.
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