Media, Entertainment, Communications and Technology Advisory Group
HELPING CLIENTS NAVIGATE THE TECHNOLOGICAL, REGULATORY AND BUSINESS MODEL CHANGES
PJSC’s Media, Entertainment, Communications and Technology (METC) Advisory Group provides M&A, restructuring and financing advisory services to a variety of private and public clients ranging from multi-billion dollar global media companies to entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley start-ups, growth-oriented private companies, and investment funds across METC sectors. With more than 85 years of collective investment banking experience, spanning multiple generations, and over 300 completed transactions, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and the focus of senior bankers to each of the Firm's engagements.
IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY
In an environment where technology is accelerating the disintermediation of traditional media, enabling new entrants to take market share, and requiring regulators to revisit or rewrite policy, PJSC is helping clients navigate technological, regulatory and business model changes. PJSC understands the challenges its clients face and provides unbiased advice with each client’s best interests in mind.
PJSC's expertise encompasses the convergence of digital media, e-commerce and retail, including mobile marketing opportunities and advertising trends. Its media, entertainment, communications and technology team collaborates with its retail, distribution and consumer bankers to provide clients with a unique cross-sector perspective and approach that leverage their knowledge and insights.
The impact of the internet, mobile devices, technology and social media, with ubiquity of goods and services, democratization of price and pervasiveness of ratings and reviews, is transforming the distribution and retail landscape. We understand the consumer and the methodology around brand building, the authority of brands and the distribution of brands and content.
RECENT TRANSACTION EXPERIENCE
PJSC’s recent M&A transactions include advising Searchlight Capital Partners on its acquisition of TouchTunes Interactive Networks, Christie's International on its acquisition of Collectrium, the London Stock Exchange Group on its $2.7 billion acquisition of Russell Investments, OUTFRONT Media (formerly CBS Outdoor) on its $690 million acquisition of the major market outdoor advertising portfolio of Van Wagner, Under Armour on its acquisition of MapMyFitness, Newsy on its sale to E.W. Scripps, Sony on its $2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing, Zagat on its sale to Google, and eBay on its $2.4 billion acquisition of GSI Commerce.
- Advertising and Marketing Services
- Business Services
- Cable Networks
- Digital Media and E-Commerce
- Digital Signage and Intelligent Visual Communications
- Education Services
- Enterprise and Application Software
- Filmed Entertainment
- Information Services
- Movie Theater Exhibitors
- Satellites, Broadband and Internet Services
- Site-Based Entertainment
- TV and Radio Broadcasting
Click here Technology, Media and Communications to view all Media, Entertainment, Communications and Technology transactions.
Rich Brail, Managing Director and Head of Media, Entertainment, Communications and Technology