SNLKagan announces its media M&A League Tables for the first quarter of 2016.
SNL Kagan counted 486 deal announcements withan aggregate transaction or deal value of $11.67 billion for the media &entertainment and new media industry. By comparison, there were 203 deals inthe first quarter of 2015 that had an aggregate transaction or deal value of$3.53 billion.
SNL Kagan defines transaction value as dealvalue plus net debt. If that figure is unavailable, SNL Kagan uses deal value,excluding debt assumed, or the deal amount from the PitchBook. For some deals,a value is not given or could not be determined.
SNLKagan is an offering of S&P Global Market Intelligence.