Time to Unload

Garrity, Brian
January 2004
Investment Dealers' Digest;1/26/2004, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p24
Trade Publication
Reports on trends among media industry conglomerates. Pressure on conglomerates to unload companies acquired during the late 1990's which are not performing well; Factors affecting the interest in deals in the sponsor community; Financing requirements for private equity investments in the media sector.


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