M&A Tech Trend Likely to Continue in 2017

Tech Will Still Drive M&A in 2017 Despite Political Questions
– Law360

Law360 quoted Manatt’s Hale Boggs, chair of the firm’s media, technology and advertising practice, for an article about the outlook for technology-related mergers and acquisitions in 2017.

The publication reported that Chinese inbound investment could see a slowdown after significant activity in the first half of 2016. The article explained that, due to political tensions in the United States and in China, a similar level of investment in the new year is unlikely.

Chinese buyers were especially enticed by content in 2016, according to Boggs. Dalian Wanda Group, for example, completed a series of acquisitions this year, including Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion and several award shows from Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion.

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