Founded in 1990 by Martin Wright, Media Mergers is one of Europe’s leading deal makers specialising in mergers and acquisitions of media businesses.

Media Mergers has extensive experience in the sale of private businesses gained over the past 20+ years. Unlike most other dealmakers we are able to apply our knowledge of the sector to the advantage of our clients. We have a genuine 30 years of real experience in the sector.

Prior to launching Media Mergers Martin Wright held various management positions in large corporates Thomson Corporation (including significant M&A activity during the ‘80s) and News International and has been responsible for 100+ media deals since 1978.


Intellectual Property based businesses
B2B / BTC / Exhibitions / Digital / Publishing

Agency businesses
Meetings / Events / MarComms / MedComms / Advertising / Media Buying / PR / Digital / Training

Buyers in our deals
Closer Still Media / Top Right Group / Economist Group / United Business Media / Future / Trinity Mirror / Reed Elsevier / IIR Exhibitions / Informa / Centaur / DMGT / Euromoney / United Drug / STV / Thomson Reuters / Havas / Wilmington / Quarto / Haymarket / Vivendi / VNU / Vitesse Media / DVV / Boomerang / Expomedia / John Wiley / Mercator / PJB / Brintex / Archant / Ocean / Incisive / Highbury House / VMG / Findlay / ITE / Future / Turret / IOPP / MTA / Orgexpo

Deal History
You can see samples of recent deals and samples from the past decade by clicking here.

The vital link
Deal making is not just about finding the other party. In every case Media Mergers masterminds the transaction process and assists negotiations by providing an ideal communication channel between buyer and seller helping to ensure that the transaction is completed successfully. Achieving successful transactions invariably owes a great deal to applying creative solutions to apparently insurmountable obstacles that inevitably arise during the sale process.

We have experience of handling and assisting in very complex negotiations on behalf of a diverse number of media owners. The sale process can be a steep and expensive learning curve; with our help and advice in directing, co-ordinating and negotiating a transaction we can help to ensure that our client’s proposed deal is one that succeeds.

Martin Wright, Managing Director

Martin Wright is the founder and managing director of Media Mergers. He is a past holder of a number of senior commercial and financial management positions within a number of the larger media groups. He has, in the past, also run his own weekly business-to-business magazine publishing company.

Core Attributes

  • Genuine 30 years of media M&A experience
  • Honed strategy and negotiating skills
  • Always seek to provide best in class service in planning and presenting your opportunity to the market place in the most effective way possible to maximise your opportunity whilst always maintaining the strictest confidentiality
  • As an insider in the Global media industry we have direct access to the network of decision makers to achieve deal success
  • We are able to apply essential technical skills for enhancing deal structures and deal values