Deal of the Week: The Future of Media M&A After Trump's VictoryBy
This week's episode functions as a companion piece to a television interview between Methuselah Advisors managing partner, John Chachas, and host Alex Sherman earlier this week. Chachas, who has advised media companies on M&A for more than two decades, has a lot to say on how Donald Trump's election outed the news media as increasingly marginalized among all Americans as arbiters of truth. He says some news organizations will need to change how they report the news or lose ground to direct-to-consumer mouthpieces like Twitter. Plus, he says newer digital media companies such as Netflix may be the big acquirers, rather than the sellers, in 2017.