AR/VR Report 1H2019
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.
In all of these areas of application, we have seen nascent M&A activity as later-stage AR/VR companies attract attention from incumbents across various sectors who have started looking for ways to advance their core business through AR/VR technology.
We have also seen strong interest from big tech companies as they seek for ways to establish dominance in this promising market.
Focusing on AR/VR subsectors such as Hardware, Software Development and Distribution Services, the report includes:
- Trends and analysis of deal activity
- Deal geography
- Top acquirers
- Valuation metrics
Total Number of AR/VR M&A Deals
M&A activity in the space has been gaining traction, with transaction volumes showing an upward trend and increasing from a total of 11 in 2014 to a total of 26 in 2018. While the M&A market for AR/VR targets is still in its infancy compared to other sectors covered by Hampleton, developments in the fundraising market suggest that growing transaction volumes will retain momentum.