E-Commerce Report 1H2019
The tail end of 2018 represented a landmark period in e-commerce history for many reasons. Major moved were made across all aspects of internet business, from marketplace deals to online content and media transactions. Perhaps no event better encapsulated the force behind e-commerce’s explosive growth than the news on September 4 that Amazon had become the world’s second company ever to register a market capitalization of $1 trillion.
With more sales concluded online year-over-year – in verticals as specific as automotive and pharmaceutical retail – e-commerce is transforming the way consumers and businesses buy goods but also what buyers expect as a customer experience out of transactions.
The report focuses on E-Commerce subsectors such as Online Retail, Internet & Information Services and Media & Social. It includes:
- Trends and analysis of deal activity
- Deal geography
- Top acquirers
- Valuation metrics
E-Commerce Deals by Buyer Type
Despite the highly-publicized megadeal activity, e-commerce M&A is represented by a diverse swathe of companies. The median disclosed transaction size for 2H 2018 was approximately $21 million, down from $24 million over the year before and $31 million in 2H 2016.