Framedia (A) (Abridged)
Examines an acquisition in the highly competitive outdoor media advertising industry in China in late 2005. The transaction leads to eventual consolidation of the whole industry and positive stock reactions. Discusses equity consideration in the context of an M&A transaction, and the role of private equity and venture capital in the development and the eventual consolidation of the industry in emerging markets. Provides a context in which to discuss the impact of antitrust regulation, or lack thereof, on the industrial organization in China.