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Mergers and Acquisitions in Tech, Media and Telecom (TMT), 2020 Themes Presentation - Thematic Research

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Mergers and Acquisitions in Tech, Media and Telecom (TMT), 2020 Themes Presentation - Thematic Research
Published: January 25, 2021 Content info: 78 Pages

A detailed presentation analyzing how themes drive M&A activity in the tech, media, and telecoms (TMT) sector. It focuses on deals announced in 2020 and identifies future M&A targets across TMT.

Despite the global pandemic, total M&A activity in the global technology, media, and telecom (TMT) sector reached $903bn in 2020, up 25% on 2019. The total number of deals in 2020 reached 702, but most activity occurred in the second half of the year.

Q2 2020 saw just 103 M&A deals in the TMT sector, the lowest quarterly deal count in the last five years. The number of deals climbed to 230 in Q3 and 222 in Q4, making the second half of 2020 the highest in terms of both deal count and deal value in the last five years.


  • This report provides an overview of merger and acquisition activity in the global TMT market in 2020.
  • It assesses the impact of COVID-19 on M&A activity.
  • It identifies the M&A deals announced in the TMT market between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2020 and provides comprehensive sector-by-sector analysis of the themes driving this activity.

Reasons to Buy

  • This report offers a unique perspective on M&A activity in the TMT sector by focusing on the themes driving deals.
  • This allows for a deeper understanding of the themes that are shaping the industry. In addition, it provides fresh insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on M&As, including analysis of proposed deals that have been postponed due to the pandemic.
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Product Code: GDTMT-TR-S294

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Executive summary

  • Deal analysis, 2016-2020
  • 2020 highlights
  • Thematic drivers, 2016-2020
  • Future acquisition targets
  • Deal selection methodology
  • Glossary
  • Thematic methodology
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