Market Research Report
M&A in TMT - 2019 round-up - Thematic research
|M&A in TMT - 2019 round-up - Thematic research|
Published: April 3, 2020
Content info: 67 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
If you really want to understand the themes that drive an industry, just look at the list of recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In this report, we analyze how disruptive themes have been driving M&A activity over the last five years, assess the impact of COVID-19 on the M&A market, provide an overview of M&A activity across the TMT industry over the last five years, before highlighting potential takeover targets, explaining who is likely to buy them and why.
The main themes that drove M&A activity across the technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) industry in 2019 were artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), cloud, healthtech, fintech, big data, internet TV, and robotics.
In the first quarter of 2020, a total of 150 M&A deals with a transaction value greater than $50m were announced. Their combined transaction value was $119.2bn, which was flat compared to Q4 2019, but 26% down on the same quarter last year. In Q2 2020, we expect total deal values to slow materially.