DeSilva Phillips

Reed Phillips III, managing partner of the 10-year-old media investment firm DeSilva & Phillips, says that after a strong first half of 2006, he expects a flood of activity in mergers and acquisitions over the final months of the year. PE: What does the current M&A market look like for the magazine industry? Is it a good time to sell or a better time to be looking for potential acquisitions? Reed Phillips III: It continues to be a good time to sell. The market in 2005 was very strong, and it continues to be strong in 2006. In 2005, a lot of the

Reed Phillips III, managing partner of the 10-year-old media investment firm DeSilva & Phillips, told InBox that after a st rong first five months of 2006, he expects a flood of activity in mergers and acquisitions over the second half of the year. InBox: What does the current M&A market look like for the magazine industry? Is it a good time to sell or a better time to be looking for potential acquisitions? Reed Phillips III: It continues to be a good time to sell. The market in 2005 was very strong, and it continues to be strong in 2006. In 2005, a lot of the

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