DeSilva+Phillips white papers on little-understood sectors of the media market have startled and challenged their readers and are frequently cited in business plans and confidential offering memoranda.

DeSilva+Phillips' annual Insider's Guide to the Media M&A Marketplace, published each January since 1998, gives sellers and buyers of media properties a sense of context and perspective which guides their strategic decisionmaking.

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  • D+P eCommerce Outlook D+P presented our eCommerce Market Outlook at our Dealmakers Series eCommerce event at the Harvard Club in February 2015.

    The presentation discusses global eCommerce trends that will shape the market over the next 10 years, including:
    - Convergence of online and offline
    - eCommerce valuations are double those of brick-and-mortar retailers
    - Specialization
    - The role of M&A in helping players scale and compete, as explosive growth means larger M&A multiples
    - Cross-border M&A Activity
    - M&A activity between online and offline
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  • D+P & MAI: Information Services Whitepaper Information Services are part of the media sector and offer business-oriented packages of news, data, insights and software tools that companies use to make decisions that drive their business. This whitepaper examines M&A activity in the Information Services industry from January 2011 through September 2013 and provides insight into the following:

    Which deals were the largest?
    Who are the most active buyers?
    Which segments of information services are the most robust for M&A?
    How does M&A volume break down by geography?
    What are the drivers of M&A in this sector?

    The whitepaper was prepared in cooperation with our partners at 45 middle-market investment banks in 40 countries around the world for our organization, M&A International.
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  • D+P & AMR Whitepaper: The Next Big Challenge in B2B Information

    B2B information is shifting toward solutions that more directly impact customers’ business goals; this will create significant new revenue opportunities. This change will have implications on the market, including the competitive landscape, how information providers are structured and how they approach customers.

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  • Getting Real: Ad Exchanges, RTB, and the Future of Online Advertising New technologies and companies are triggering an unprecedented power shift in online advertising.  Real-time bidding on inventory, instantaneous delivery, and ever-deeper audience segmentation and insight have reinvigorated a tired industry.  Both advertisers and publishers are feeling newly empowered, along with a host of intermediaries who are attracting a fresh wave of investment. Some early winners are already obvious.  But the tune is still playing in this game of musical chairs, and plenty of players from across the value chain will be squeezed out in the end. Read more

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