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22
JUL
2019

Industry News

Tech M&A Trends - Outlook 2021

News, AI, Fintech, Autotech, Enterprise Software, SaaS & Cloud, E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, Insurtech, HRtech, AR/VR, Healthtech, Cybersecurity, IT Services & Outsourcing, Internet of Things

Current trends in the busy tech M&A space point to a possible market correction before 2021 – are segments that are working to build a greener, healthier future best placed to weather the storm?

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12
JUL
2019

Hampleton in the News

Hampleton featured in Wall Street Journal, Business Leader and more

AI, AR/VR, Fintech, Autotech, Industry 4.0 in the DACH Region, E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, Growth Capital, Healthtech

Hampleton's reports have recently been featured in the Wall Street Journal and other media publications: 

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14
JUN
2019

Industry News

Can AI help build the smart cities of the future?

AI, Internet of Things, News

As part of our series on the future of AI, and to mark the publication of our latest Artificial Intelligence M&A Market Report 1H 2019, we look at the opportunities of, and the barriers to, building the smart cities of the future.

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05
JUN
2019

Industry News

Will subject matter expertise accelerate the progress of voice-activated tech?

AI

Despite huge leaps forward in conversational artificial intelligence (CAI), our demand for one-size-fits-all voice-activated technology has left no one under the illusion they are talking to anything other than a robot. If CAI is going to take its place at the top table of future tech, it needs to embrace its human side – and the race is on to develop the technology that does just that.

To mark the publication of our latest Artificial Intelligence M&A Market Report 1H 2019, we ask if narrowing the focus of CAI models is the answer.

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29
MAY
2019

Press Releases

AR/VR Transaction Volumes, Valuations and Fundraising Maturing

AR/VR

Hampleton Partners’ latest analysis of the Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) M&A global market reveals that this nascent sector is already showing signs of maturity, with later-stage funding, valuations and transaction volumes on the up and gaining momentum.

M&A transaction volumes increased from a total of only 11 in 2014 to a total of 26 in 2018. Meanwhile, later-stage funding for AR/VR is also on the rise, especially for Series B, C and onwards. In fact, total combined funding for all nineteen Series C+ rounds reached €2.2 billion in 2018 – more than ten times the €0.2 billion raised across the eight rounds completed in 2015.

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24
MAY
2019

Industry News

Thinking of selling your tech business? Here are a few things you need to know

IT Services & Outsourcing, News

Earlier this week, Hampleton Partners director Jonathan Simnett presented a keynote address to the IT Europa Managed Services and Hosting Summit in Amsterdam. In this blogpost, he reflects on the questions and challenges of the M&A process which he touched upon during his presentation.  

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17
MAY
2019

Industry News

Is the future of AI in the cloud or on the edge?

AI, Internet of Things, News, SaaS & Cloud

From Alexa in your living room to the cobots autonomously scuttling around Amazon warehouses, AI has gone mainstream. But to really fulfil its role – including in the fourth industrial revolution – it needs to work smarter and learn quicker. The answer, say many, is taking AI to the edge.

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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.