UK Media Landscape: M&A Index

M&A in the UK market has continued to heat up over the last five years. Double the number of media companies received investment or were acquired in 2017 compared to 2013, with production companies being a consistent target.

BI’s M&A Index offers a comprehensive view of media deals undertaken since 2013. The index holds detailed deal and company information which can be interrogated by sector, the area of operation and deal structure, enabling the discovery of key M&A strategies and trends within the market.

Comprising five years of historical data, from 2013 to 2017, the UK M&A Index aims to provide granular information across the UK media landscape.

The index combines an in-depth report with a purpose-built database, allowing you to explore trends, find key insights and interrogate the dataset with our user-friendly tools and dashboards.


The publication includes:

  • Index of all media related M&A in the UK.
  • Company profiles for acquired and acquiring companies including All3Media, Banijay, BBC and many more.
  • Categorisation by sector and major formats.
  • Deal value, stake and detail.
  • Related deals identified.


Key groups covered:

All3Media, Anthology Studios, Argonon, Banijay UK, BBC, Channel 4, Comcast, Critical Content, Discovery, Endemol Shine UK, Entertainment One, Fremantle, Gravity Media Group, ITV, Keshet International, Kew Media Group, Liberty Global, Lionsgate, Modern Times Group, Rare Television, Sky, Sony, Studio Canal, Tinopolis, Viacom, Vice Media, Zinc Media.


Who should buy this report?

This M&A Index is for professionals across the media landscape, from busy C-suite executives to strategy, insight, investment and research personnel wanting context and data.


Our analysts' take

“A boom in scripted drama is driving M&A to ever loftier heights, the genre represented over 40% all production sector deals made in 2017, compared with just over 15% in 2013.”

Matthew Evenson, Research Analyst, Media Business Insight