MEDIAtalk February 2023

The year has been marked by geopolitical and economic disruption; the combination of rising inflation and cost-of-living has contributed to a fall in discretionary spending which will inevitably have had an effect on the public willingness to spend on media products. Despite the challenging conditions, global M&A deal value still pushed north of USD$210bn.

The number of UK media mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions announced in 2022 fell by 7.3% when compared with 2021 but remained just above the five-year average, according to our latest analysis of deal activity in the media sector; MEDIAtalk.

This report provides a useful benchmark if you are looking to find out how your media peers are staying on top in trying times and what their next moves are.

With analysis from BDO specialists in Corporate Finance, as well as a spotlight on India where we find out why they are on an impressive growth path. Finally, see our top predictions for the months ahead in the UK media market.