Close-Up Media Inc. interviewed Manatt’s Hale Boggs, chair of Manatt Digital, and Ben Orlanski, chair of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice, for an article about Manatt Digital’s study, “Shaping the Future: Trends in Digital Media and Frontier Technologies M&A.”
"Our study highlights many important M&A trends in the technology industry. Among these findings, executives expressed particular interest in frontier technologies," said Boggs. "Companies involved in AI, AR/VR, IoT, eSports and live streaming are among the most compelling global acquisition targets."
"M&A is often the best way for digital media companies to capture or retain their market leadership, and because it has become such a crucial component of growth planning, we wanted to see where global executives see M&A currently and evolving in the future," said Orlanski. "In all, we found that M&A is a prime strategic opportunity for technology companies -- though accompanied by challenges of due diligence and company culture integration -- and is a great way for them to get a leg up on the competition in new and existing sectors."