Second quarter M&A activity for publishing & info. sectors remains steady.The number of mergers and acquisitions in the publishing, information and training fields in the second quarter 2002 was slightly more than the number during the first quarter of this year while the total dollar value fell, according to according to
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Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. . First quarter results included the $760 million purchase of Reiman Publications by Readers Digest Digest: see Corpus Juris Civilis.
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The business/legal sector reported 20 deals valued at $363 million, most among the ten categories tracked, followed by Trade Book/Consumer Media (13), Finance/Real Estate (9) and Training (9). The report also said that the number of second quarter investments increased substantially over the first quarter, going from 21 deals valued at $290 million in the first quarter to 30 deals worth $385 million in the second quarter.