Media industry

The Mazars Media, Information & Entertainment Group brings together experienced professionals from around the world, with focused industry expertise in the media sector. We provide tailored audit, tax and advisory services to a range of clients, many of which are international media groups.

Facing tremendous challenges?

The global media industry learned how important it is for companies to remain flexible in order to quickly adapt to the unexpected. In a challenging and uncertain economic environment defined by the digital revolution and shaken by the economic growth of newly expanding foreign media markets, the decision making process of companies must be faster and significant changes in the media sector are on-going.

Our expertise

Mazars provides a full range of services which can help media companies deal with these challenges and embrace the opportunities offered by the new digital age.

  • Audit services:
     we have the experience and expertise required to audit companies across the media sector. Our sector knowledge enables us to provide a tailored risk based approach, maximising efficiency and adding value through the audit process.
  • Financial Advisory services:
    in a dynamic and evolving sector, acquisitions, divestments, capital raising and restructuring are taking place every day. We help media companies undertake these transactions
  • Consulting:
     whether you are looking at ways to reduce costs in a challenging environment, or to improve and adapt your business performance, We can provide the expertise that you need
  • Tax services:
     we provide a full range of tax services for every stage of a company’s life cycle from advice on acquisitions, disposals and restructuring to international tax planning for global businesses.

Our experience

At Mazars, we treat your challenges as our own and are committed to your company’s success. We have an in-depth knowledge of the issues you face and experience across the sector from start up to listed companies.
Below are few examples of Mazars’ assignments in the media industry:

  • Worldwide.
    In the context of a worldwide audit: 33 is the number of countries coordinated by Mazars in the context of the worldwide audit of Publicis group.
  • US & Europe.
    A strong international coordination capacity helps to make the deal: we prepare the sale of Lagardère’s international magazines activity to the US major media player and help both parties in the post-closing price adjustment, in the framework of vendor due diligence
  • US & France.
    A historical deal with the Press Publishers in France: the evolution of news consumption habits has become a matter of debate between newspaper publishers and search engines, as far as revenue sharing from online content is concerned. A Mazars Partner was appointed by the French government as a mediator to facilitate an agreement between the parties.

Team of Experts