Financial Times organized an interesting conference (M&A-Evolution: Strategies for the New Deal Landscape) on how the growth strategies (both organic and through acquisition) have changed given the new global trends such as the euro crisis, increased risks of regulations and partially astronomic evaluations.
I was invited to speak about the growth tactics in digital media. In particular about the fact that there are still a lot of potential in developed countries, which is fueled by numerous growth drivers. Such as:
Continuous shift of offline -> online for a variety of industries (best example is Zalandoo for the shoes distribution in Germany)
Increasing eye-ball time for digital media (digital ad market is still booming)
Increasing consumption of media while not at home or in the office (thanks to tablets, smart-phones, intelligent car systems etc)
New business models such as virtual goods
And finally technological innovations (3D movies, batteries, displays, processors, internet bandwith)
Here some photos from the event: