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15
MAY
2019

Press Releases

Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Leads to Unprecedented M&A Growth in 2018 and 2019

AI, News

Hampleton Partners’ latest analysis of the Artificial Intelligence M&A market reveals that over 150 deals were disclosed in 2018, up from 105 deals in 2017. The first half of 2019 is also showing impressive AI-related M&A momentum, with 65 deals already recorded and a total of near 100 deals forecast for the half-year only. In terms of market value, AI is forecast to grow from $21.46 billion in 2018 to $190 billion by 2025 – in other words, to grow nine-fold over the next seven-year period.

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13
MAY
2019

Press Releases

Hampleton Partners advises augmented reality computer vision technology company Simi on acquisition by ZF Friedrichshafen

AI, Autotech, News

Next-generation computer vision and biomechanics technology company Simi Reality Motion Systems will support ZF Friedrichshafen in its development of new ADAS and autonomous vehicle systems

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02
MAY
2019

Industry News

When commercial meets medical: Why tech giants are interested in medtech

Industry 4.0 in the DACH Region

Amazon, Apple, Samsung and Philips are among the big brand tech giants making a splash in the medical arena – so why is healthcare such an attractive investment opportunity? In this latest instalment of our Industry 4.0 in the DACH Region series, we look at what’s driving the boom in medtech, which accounted for 15 per cent of the sector’s M&A transactions in 2018.

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29
APR
2019

Industry News

How Cleantech Startups Can Navigate the ‘Valley of Death’

Industry 4.0 in the DACH Region

In the third in our series of articles on Industry 4.0 in the DACH region, we look at the Cleantech sector, its potential and some of the issues it faces. Industrial and technology giants in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) are increasingly buying, funding or partnering with connected and intelligent manufacturing technologies and data management companies to ensure they are well-positioned for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, known as Industry 4.0.

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18
APR
2019

Industry News

Are Cobots - or Collaborative Robots - the Future of Work?

AI, Industry 4.0 in the DACH Region, IT Services & Outsourcing

While visions of the android takeover still loom large in science fiction, in science fact collaborative robots, or cobots, are increasingly working peacefully side-by-side with their human colleagues. And with robotics and machinery accounting for 43 per cent of Industry 4.0 M&A transactions in the DACH region in 2018, it’s clear that this technology is shaping up to be the next frontier in manufacturing. In this, the third in our series on Industry 4.0 in the DACH region, we look at how cobots are taking their place in big business and SMBs alike.

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08
APR
2019

Industry News

Why Car Ownership Is NOT Under Threat - Yet

Autotech, Internet of Things, AI, News

Media hype and the bullish attitude of Silicon Valley tech giants might have you believe that no one wants to own a car anymore. Admittedly, some statistics might support this view: for example, in 2018, new car sales in the UK were down 6.8% year-on-year, while in Germany the number of young people learning to drive has fallen by 28% over the last decade.

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04
APR
2019

Press Releases

$185 Billion Raised Across 12,500 Transactions Behind Growth Capital Markets’ 2018 Bull Run, Reveals Hampleton Partners’ Report

Growth Capital

Hampleton Partners’ analysis of growth capital reveals that 2018 marked another record year for global venture capital financing, with a total disclosed value of $185 bn (€165 billion) raised across more than 12,500 transactions. The international technology M&A and growth finance advisors reveal that total transaction volume grew five per cent per year from 2014 to 2018 across the globe, while total value raised grew by 13 per cent, suggesting that funding rounds are becoming larger. 

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26
MAR
2019

Industry News

How does Smart Building Technology Improve Operational, Energy and Cost Efficiency?

In the first article in our Industry 4.0 in DACH series, we focus on M&A in the smart buildings sector and look at the opportunities new technologies being used to connect, monitor and control what goes on in buildings bring to new and established businesses. 

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21
MAR
2019

Press Releases

Industry 4.0 Shifts from Buzzword to Reality with 600 Deals

Industry 4.0 in the DACH Region, News, AI, AR/VR

The latest M&A market report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, Hampleton Partners, sheds light on how technology giants in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) are transforming their businesses by buying, funding or partnering with connected and intelligent manufacturing technologies and data management companies to ensure they are well-positioned for the Fourth Industrial Revolution – Industry 4.0.

Hampleton’s Industry 4.0 M&A Market Report records more than 600 deals in 2018, up from 513 in 2017. The analysis reveals that the highest level of interest lies in AI technologies, digital threads and digital twin solutions.

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19
MAR
2019

Press Releases

Hampleton Partners Advises 2getthere in Sale of Majority Stake to ZF Friedrichshafen

Autotech, Industry 4.0 in the DACH Region, AI, Media, News

Hampleton Partners has advised 2getthere Holding B.V., a leading manufacturer of driverless electric shuttles for future urban mobility, on its majority acquisition by ZF Friedrichshafen, the global automotive supplier and front-runner in developing the next generation of autonomous vehicle technology. This is the second autonomous vehicle technology transaction closed by Hampleton within the space of nine months.