Tag M&A

Amazon’s Ad Business Would Command a $250B Market Cap

Long Seen as King of Commerce, Amazon is now the Prince of Content, as well. Amazon is gobbling everything in sight, growing through a mix of organic and inorganic moves When I launched WatchMojo, rights holders had no economic incentive… Continue Reading →

The Odd Couple: Media and Telco Firms are like Oil & Water

Telecommunications firms have bought media assets but most hookups have not fared well. Why? It’s complicated. Apparently, AT&T will be spinning off its Warner Media assets into a NewCo with Discovery. Here’s a flashback to my breakdown on why telecommunications… Continue Reading →

Digital Media Firms Have Unique Risks & Challenges. SPACs Salvation or Hail Marry?

Did digital media’s hangover make it the perfect candidate for SPACs? Something must be in the air: Axios CNBC BusinessInsider and I suspect others as well, soon, are all publishing articles talking about the game of musical chairs in digital… Continue Reading →

The Paradox of Selling Out

Entrepreneurship has changed. Entrepreneurs have not. “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them,… Continue Reading →

My Two Love Children with Old Media

MsMojo and Mojo Travels were the result of my flings with Meredith and Time Inc. who ended up shacking up I have lived a truly remarkable life, somewhat of a blur, as I recruited an army out of Montreal and… Continue Reading →

The Many Phases of M&A: Close but no Cigar

All Options Are Equal But Some are More Equal than Others Years ago when WatchMojo was effectively insolvent and running on fumes, I mentioned to a fellow entrepreneur and investor that I was exploring/entertaining some corporate development “options.” We were… Continue Reading →

Always Leave A Little Something on the Table

M&A mistakes to avoid if you want to build a portfolio with best-in-class assets Years ago when I was in NYC every couple weeks, a treat of mine was to make my way to one of many Q&As going on… Continue Reading →

Markets Take Time To Catch Up To a Stock’s Story

Sony, Crackle, Pop! Disclaimer: Nothing here should be misconstrued as investing advice. I am NOT licensed to give any advice. These writings are intended as entertainment to put into context how a media entrepreneur and investor thinks, When Viacom bought Pluto… Continue Reading →

Serving Two Masters

FOX’s identity crisis between its TV positioning and website perspective is reminiscent of MSNBC’s multiple personality disorder a decade ago. Reading this headline “Fox staffers say Porter Berry, EIC of FoxNews.com and former Hannity producer, has shifted the site’s tone… Continue Reading →

Social Leverage: Its Takes a Community To Grow in a Sustainable Manner

Montreal is one of the most affordable cities in the developed world, with world-class institutions of higher learning delivering a multilingual creative workforce at our doorsteps. This creates a powerful base to expand and grow our business. The challenge is… Continue Reading →

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