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20
SEP
2019

Hampleton in the News

Hampleton featured in Wall Street Journal, Forbes, 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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19
SEP
2019

Industry News

Cyber-Defense, Software Updates & Outsourcing Spur $100 billion in IT Services M&A

IT Services & Outsourcing, News, AI, Cybersecurity

The first half of 2019 saw total disclosed deal value in the IT & Business Services market reach a whoping $97 billion - the highest total on record for a six-month period. The overall median disclosed deal amount also increased to $43 million from $23 million in 2H 2018. And, although deal volume lessened, trailing 30-month median revenue and EBITDA multiples remained within the high end of their respective range, signalling steady growth over the past six and a half years. 

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11
SEP
2019

Press Releases

Insurtech: Record-breaking $3 billion Investment in 1H2019 Transforming Business Models and Opening New Markets

Insurtech, News, Internet of Things, AI, Cybersecurity

So far in 2019, global fundraising for insurtech has reached almost $3 billion in 1H 2019 and is on track to reaching $6 billion by the end of the year. Insurtech fundraises increased 27 per cent, with 257 deals closed in 2018 vs 202 deals in 2017.

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04
SEP
2019

Press Releases

Healthtech Sees Highest Valuations In Over Five Years

Healthtech, AI, SaaS & Cloud, News, Internet of Things

The first half of 2019 recorded an increase in healthtech M&A activity, with a healthy 100 deals inked (11 per cent more than in 2H 2018) and around $8.3 billion in disclosed transaction value throughout the period, reveals Hampleton Partners in its latest global Healthtech  M&A Market Report.

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20
AUG
2019

Press Releases

Fintech Mega-Deals Lead to Record-Breaking $120 Billion Transaction Value in 1H 2019

Fintech, Enterprise Software, News, AI, Insurtech

Three fintech mega-deals totalling $87 billion set the scene for a record-breaking $120 billion in disclosed transaction value for the sector in a ‘white-hot’ first half of 2019, reveals Hampleton Partners in its latest global Fintech M&A Market Report. 

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15
AUG
2019

Industry News

How Social Commerce is Influencing M&A in Digital Marketing and E-Commerce

Digital Marketing, E-Commerce, Media, AI

To mark the launch of our 2H 2019 M&A Market Reports on E-commerce and Digital Marketing, we look at how the innovation behind the rise of social commerce is upsetting the status quo in marketing. 

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13
AUG
2019

Press Releases

Shift towards Platforms & Social Commerce Transforms Digital Commerce M&A

Digital Marketing, E-Commerce, News, Media, AI

The growth of M&A activity in the ‘platform economy’ and in social commerce are two of the biggest trends identified in the latest E-Commerce and Digital Marketing M&A Market Reports from Hampleton Partners, the international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor.

Transaction volume for the digital marketing sector has remained remarkably stable since 2011. In the first half of 2019, marketing application software received more M&A attention, with 95 deals inked and disclosed deal value of $2.06bn, versus 67 deals and deal value of $1.4bn for digital agencies & marketing services providers.

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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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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.