Media and Information Industry Coverage

Broadwater & Associates serves media and information businesses, with a particular focus on the publishing industry, both print and digital.

Broadwater & Associates has significant experience representing educational, academic and professional publishers. Coverage in this segment includes basal and supplemental school publishers, academic and professional publishers, library reference publishers, e-learning and distance learning companies. The firm has been particularly active in higher education and professional publishing, with more than a dozen completed transactions, both acqusitions and divestitures, in recent years.

Our newspaper industry coverage and experience includes dailies, suburban and rural weekly newspapers, legal newspapers, business journals, shoppers, traders, alternative newsweeklies and online services/web publishing. Broadwater & Associates' professionals have advised many of the largest newspaper publishers, including Gannett Co., Inc., The New York Times Company, Hearst Corporation, The Copley Press, Inc. and E.W. Scripps, as well as numerous smaller and family-owned companies.

In our service to the book publishing industry, we have handled acquisition, sale and valuation assignments for a broad range of publishers both in the United States and abroad.  Our coverage in this area includes adult and juvenile trade publishers, illustrated and reference publishers, audiobook publishers and religious publishers.

Business-to-business communication and information is one of the largest and most diverse media industry segments.  Broadwater & Associates professionals have handled a number of transactions as both agent and principal in this sector.  The firm's coverage includes business-to-business magazine and newsletter publishing, trade shows and exhibitions, business directory publishing and database information companies serving the financial, legal, sales & marketing and human resource sectors.

Other industry segments covered by Broadwater & Associates include consumer magazine publishing, media distribution and wholesaling, direct marketing, outdoor advertising and directory publishing.

We do not, as a rule, advise companies in the live or filmed entertainment businesses or the recorded music industry.



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