Analysis of the key themes driving M&A activity reveals that metaverse accounted for 28 technology deals announced in Q1 2024, worth a total value of $1.5bn. The $1.5bn minority acquisition of Epic Games by Walt Disney was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. GlobalData’s Tech, Media and Telecom (TMT) Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes report for Q1 2024 delvers into the transformative themes steering M&A landscape in the TMT Sector. The report unveils essential insights, spotlighting trends and shifts within the industry. Buy the report here.

In value terms, metaverse-related deal activity increased by 996% in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $136.9m and rose by 121% as compared to Q1 2023. Related deal volume increased by 17% in Q1 2024 versus the previous quarter and was 43% lower than in Q1 2023.

The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q1 2024 were Cassels Brock & Blackwell; Knights Solicitors; Taylor Wessing with 1, 1, 1 deals respectively.

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This content was updated on 23 April 2024

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GlobalData’s Deals Database tracks global deal activity, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. Proprietary analysis is used to group deals into key thematic areas and granular sectors across the world’s largest industries.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Deal type includes Acquisition, Asset transactions and Mergers.