Category: M&A

Live Sports Remains The Traditional Content King

Live Sports Remains The Traditional Content King

Live sports still captures the most eyeballs across traditional content categories (certain video game title releases capture more eyeballs). If Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Disney (DIS), Google (GOOGL), WarnerBrosDiscovery (WBD), Fox (FOXA), Comcast (CMCSA), Netflix (NFLX) or another large media player was to announce a deal that it was acquiring a sports franchise, I generally … Continue reading Live Sports Remains The Traditional Content King

Bob Iger’s Back as Disney CEO

Bob Iger’s Back as Disney CEO

It is hardly a surprise that Bob Iger is back as Disney (DIS) CEO. One of the first operational changes that former Disney (DIS), CEO Bob Chapek made was to put management layers between himself and Creative which was far from the optimal leadership structure for churning out consistently great content - a prerequisite for … Continue reading Bob Iger’s Back as Disney CEO

Apple & Microsoft Will Impede META’s Recovery

Apple & Microsoft Will Impede META’s Recovery

The metaverse is a fancy term for AR and VR technologies. Apple is an AR/VR laggard, but that is likely to change in Q1 2023 as Apple rolls out its AR/VR headset. Microsoft has played in the AR/VR space for a few years. Both AAPL and MSFT have stronger balance sheets to leverage across AR/VR … Continue reading Apple & Microsoft Will Impede META’s Recovery

Further Downward Pressure On Equities

Further Downward Pressure On Equities

Given higher interest rates some Private Equity deals have been executed with 100% equity. This means Private Equity firms will become more valuation sensitive in order to generate higher returns. In months and years past PE firms would use minimal equity (subscription loans were popular), when executing transactions. Minimizing the equity component would goose PE … Continue reading Further Downward Pressure On Equities

M&A Is The Answer For Snap

M&A Is The Answer For Snap

AR, VR and other new product initiatives are not the answer for fixing SNAP. Ad Revenue lost to iOS changes is not coming back. Further, SNAP lacks META's scale and TikTok's "cool" factor which makes it impossible to command top Ad rates. Last, this is not exactly the optimal environment to be pitching Ads. Small, … Continue reading M&A Is The Answer For Snap

Management Teams Are An Afterthought

Management Teams Are An Afterthought

Management Teams are an afterthought and it is a shame. Microsoft would not be enjoying the same level of success if Steve Ballmer was still at the helm.Not every Steve Ballmer successor would have been as effective as current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Bill Gates was the right person at the right time to co-found … Continue reading Management Teams Are An Afterthought