M&A on Madison


A combination of political transition, economic forces, and good timing may spark a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications and media industries this year.

Deregulation and market determinism are major parts of the new administration’s agenda. And the new Republican FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, isn’t likely to push against the tide when it comes to industry consolidation. Pai recently said on CNBC’s Mad Money that he’ll use a “light touch” approach to regulating the industry, and not “micromanage” the marketplace.

Is content is still king? What does the media and entertainment M&A activity show you about where we are trending in 2018?
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