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Reports: A Comprehensive Insight into our Sectors

At Hampleton, we believe that research is more than just raw deal data.

Here at Hampleton, we publish a series of technology M&A reports throughout the year on industries and sectors in the M&A spotlight which highlight key trends, valuable insights into transaction multiples, exit strategy timing, top ten lists of the most active buyers and acquisitions in their sector. Each report is a vital guide for any owner, leader or sector specialist looking for an expert analysis and overview of tech M&A activity.

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Artificial Intelligence Report 1H2019

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Artificial intelligence has shaken off its experimental mantra and fully launched into the developmental phase of the innovation cycle. The growth of many industries is now dependent on the advancements of AI and their application. Industries are hungry for an artificial intelligence that can propel their next technology push, improve efficiency and productivity.

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Augmented & Virtual Reality Report 1H2019

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Since the last edition of Hampleton’s AR/VR report, the industry has kept making significant strides, with increasing amounts of funding flowing to later-stage companies in particular to accelerate the development of AR/VR technology in a wide variety of applications, ranging from retail to industrial manufacturing and from healthcare to energy and power.

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Autotech M&A report 1H2019

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At a glance, 2018 showed activity in virtually every functional arm of the future car, from connectivity hardware to mobile parking and mobility apps. The broader automotive industry also experienced shocks that partially upended a few previously accepted truths about the sector. 

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Cybersecurity Report 2H2018

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Global digitization, new regulation, high profile incidents and new technologies drive cybersecurity M&A to record highs. Cybersecurity M&A volume has already reached the full year levels from 2016 and 2017 with 141 completed transactions year-to-date (October 2018).

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Digital Marketing M&A Report 2H2019

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Understanding customer preferences and targeting them accordingly is now more crucial than ever. With “traditional” digital tools such as banners and email becoming more challenging, marketers are turning to increasingly sophisticated CRM and customer analytics tools that can navigate new landscapes like chatbots and messenger apps. 

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E-Commerce Report 2H2019

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During the first half of the year, the highly anticipated $1.4b IPO of social discovery platform Pinterest, put later-stage e-commerce firms in the spotlight. In addition to Pinterest, we have even seen the IPOs of American social media-oriented fashion retailer Revolve and Nigeria-based online marketplace Jumia, rank in the top 10 most successful VC exits so far this year. 

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Enterprise Software M&A Report 1H2019

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The ongoing rise of software innovation continues to deliver new companies, business models and jobs. The unwavering rise of cloud-based applications is a fundamental component of today’s enterprise software landscape.  New players are fast-moving in on the space to push the boundaries of what used to be impossible.

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Fintech M&A Report 2H2019

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The fintech industry has already broken the records set in 2018, with 1H 2019 witnessing the three largest fintech M&A transactions on record. These mammoth transactions are the sign of a revitalised M&A market following a slump in 2H 2018. 

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Growth Capital Report

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2018 witnessed the highest level of venture capital investment on record, both in volume and value terms. This included an unprecedented increase in the amount of supergiant rounds and new unicorn births in addition to growth in all median sizes of funding rounds. The total value of all unicorns has also inched above $1 trillion according to CBInsights.

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Healthtech M&A Report 1H2019

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In the healthtech sector, numerous technologies were targeted by acquirers in 2018: blockchain, data storage, artificial intelligence and patient information management software all garnered keen interest, as did health-specific IT services and medical hardware. Meanwhile, in the age of ultra-connectedness at home or on-the-go, patient-oriented self-service technology continued to strike a note with acquirers.

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HRtech Report 2H2018

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There has been a plethora of new entrants attacking individual segments of the HR industry, which means incumbents will have to defend their positions, through innovation or acquisition, in an increasingly competitive space. As we are currently witnessing, an era of inevitable HR tech consolidation has already taken hold.

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Industry 4.0 in the DACH Region M&A Report 1H2019

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Industry 4.0 has become an integral part of business for key technology giants: Bosch Rexroth, Festo, PTC and Siemens, to name a few, are all turning yesterday’s promise of connected and intelligent manufacturing technologies into today’s reality.

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Insurtech Report 2H2018

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The proliferation of mobile devices, new technologies and enormous funding has spawned an army of start-ups impacting the world stage of insurance software vendors. Existing insurance software vendors need to adapt and adopt these new technologies, including AI, blockchain data, IoT, predictive analysis, as well as serving new business models such as micro-insurance, mobility-as-a-service, usage-based insurance and more.

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IT & Business Services M&A Report 1H2019

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The IT & Business Services sector remains continuously pertinent, encompassing services ranging from telecommunications, systems integration, and accounting IT services; to web design, digital marketing or security IT services. As technology such as big data analytics, cloud computing and internet of things continues to infiltrate these areas, a wave of consolidation is being driven by companies seeking to stay ahead of the curve by ensuring their connectedness and relevance. 

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Tech M&A Outlook 2021 Report

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High levels of investor confidence, a constant stream of innovation, reflectively cheap capital, rapidly developing supporting technologies and a strong push to create earnings growth through acquisitions are seemingly the right conditions for the M&A market to boom. However, overall trends have shown a correction from 2015's peak volumes and total deal values to a low in 2017 and finally a slight rebound in 2018.

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2018 witnessed the highest level of venture capital investment on record, both in volume and value terms. This included an unprecedented increase in the amount of supergiant rounds and new unicorn births in addition to growth in all median sizes of funding rounds. The total value of all unicorns has also inched above $1 trillion according to CBInsights.

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