The M&A Explosion: Would These Buyers Pay Double-Digit Multiples for You?
Media and information M&A exploded in 2014, driven largely by the merger of data, media and event assets (media companies such as Asset International and McGraw-Hill Construction received top dollar largely due to their development of rich data products). Deal value is increasing as well, with double digit multiples and high dollar deals. This panel of recent buyers will share why b2b media and information is attractive again, what they’re looking for in the future and why they’re willing to pay significant multiples for the right product mix.
Jonathan Knee, Senior Advisor, Evercore
Bill Chisholm, Managing Director, Symphony Technology Group
Peter Goldstone, CEO, Hanley Wood
Tony Salewski, Managing Director, Genstar Capital
Michael Struble, Partner, Wasserstein & Co.