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A merger wave in media

A mix of history, the pandemic and its cascading effects are among the reasons for this action

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mergers and acquisitions | M&As | FICCI

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar 

Vanita Kohli-Khandekar

What explains the spate of (M&As) in media? According to the FICCI-EY annual report, the industry saw 118 M&A deals valued at Rs 67,200 crore in 2021. That is a huge jump from 77 deals worth Rs 6,800 crore in 2020 and 64 deals, valued at Rs 10,100 crore, in 2019. About half of these, by value and volume, were in broadcasting and almost a third in gaming.

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First Published: Fri, May 20 2022. 00:23 IST
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