Billion Dollar Mega Mergers in the Media Industry. What’s Next for Big Buyers like AT&T and Sprint?

With media mega mergers like AT&T acquiring Time Warner in a $85 billion dollar deal or Sprint acquiring T-Mobile US, the question “What’s next?” is more pressing than ever. Manuel Koch, editor-in-chief of German news outlet Inside Wirtschaft sat down with Tobias Jaeger to discuss recent and pending US and European M&A activities in the media & entertainment industry, exploring possible answers to the question about the future.

Tobias Jaeger
Jun 24 · 6 min read

“The price tag is just amazing. On the other hand and that is always the hope in a merger, the new company will have brand new synergies and efficiencies and will have it easier to earn back the purchase price. It’s very difficult to predict how the market will evolve but doing nothing is also not an option.”

Watch the original interview in German on Inside Wirtschaft’s YouTube channel.

“Those who already have direct subscribers or customers will continue to look for ways to extend their services by offering content that can be delivered directly.”

“It looks like every major mobile network around the world is exploring their options.”

“So even through you have the Justice Department indicating that they are happy with the broad strokes of the deal there are factors that can delay a deal like that and ultimately make it unattractive.”


About Manuel Koch

Manuel Koch from German business and consumer news network Inside Wirtschaft

About Tobias Jaeger

Tobias Jaeger, Managing Partner of family office AXIOM Venture Capital

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Media CFO

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Stories from the frontlines of finance, strategy, business affairs, and legal in the global media & entertainment industry.