Belden deal sets future tone

21 February 2018 - via

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Manufacturer’s acquisition of SAM likely to trigger more consolidation in the sector

Last week’s revelation that Belden, the highly acquisitive US-based manufacturer of networking and cable products, had bought Newbury’s Snell Advanced Media (SAM) will have come as little surprise to many people – it had been one of the worst-kept broadcast industry secrets in recent memory.

But the move could have far- reaching significance, beyond the small Berkshire town where SAM is based, if industry commentators have called it correctly.

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