Update on M&A activities (Update - Jul 2013)

Date: July 31, 2013
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Publisher: Business Strategies Group
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Update on M&A activities (Update - Jul 2013)
Introduction

This is an updated edition of this report which was last published in January 2013.

This is BSG’s biannual report detailing the latest mergers and acquisitions in Asia’s B2B media sector. In 2012, a total of 15 Asian B2B media deals were completed: seven in the first half of the year and eight in the second half. BSG estimates the total value of the acquisitions to be US$110 million. This resulted in an average deal size of US$7.4 million in the year. That is up from the 2011 average of US$4.7 million.

In the first half of 2013, a total of 13 deals were completed with an estimated total value of US$1.3 billion. The average deal size of the 13 transactions in the first half of 2013 was US$102.4 million. However, excluding the three large deals (each valued more than US$100 million), the average deal size of the remaining 10 transaction was US$8.1 million, still higher the average of the full year in 2012 at US$7.4 million.

Of the 13 transactions in the first half of 2013, five were in China and three in Australia. India and Malaysia each recorded two transactions, with the remaining one in Indonesia. Three large-size deals were recorded in China during the period involving the Alibaba Group and Baidu. In April, Alibaba acquired an 18% stake in Sina Weibo for US$586 million. In May 2012, Baidu acquired the online video business of PPS for US$370 million and Alibaba spent US$294 million for a 28% stake in AutoNavi.

Meanwhile, deal activity in the U.S. slowed slightly. In June 2013, the Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (JEGI), a media-focused investment bank, reported on the M&A activity in the U.S. media market for the first half of the year. JEGI reported that the total number of deals dropped 2% from 723 deals in the first half of 2012 to 708 in the same period of 2013. The total value of deals in 2013 was US$27.8 billion, down 19% from US$34.3 billion in the first half of 2012. According to JEGI, excluding Alibaba Group’s US$7.1 billion buy-back of its shares from Yahoo in 1H 2012, the value of deals will be roughly the same in the corresponding period
INTRODUCTION

DEAL VALUE

MOST ACQUISITIVE COMPANIES

ANALYSIS BY B2B SEGMENT

TRANSACTIONS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2013

COMMENTARY

FIGURE 1: ALL TRANSACTIONS TRACKED, 2002 – JUNE 2013

FIGURE 2: ALL TRANSACTIONS TRACKED, 2002 – JUNE 2013 (EXCLUDING DEALS VALUING MORE THAN US$100 MILLION)

FIGURE 3: TRENDS IN DEAL VALUES (US$ MILLION), 2002-2012

FIGURE 4: TRENDS IN DEAL NUMBERS, 2002-2012

FIGURE 5: AVERAGE DEAL SIZE (US$ MILLION), 2002 – JUNE 2013

FIGURE 6: TOP ACQUIRING COMPANIES, 2002 – JUNE 2013

FIGURE 7: DEALS BY B2B SEGMENT BY TRANSACTION VALUE, 2002 – JUNE 2013
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