The term mergers and acquisitions (M&A) describes a transaction in which a business owner transfers its ownership or consolidates it with other entities. This type of transaction is common in business, and is often used to gain a strategic or competitive advantage.
The Mergers & Acquisitions in TMT – Thematic Research report delves into recent M&A deals, providing a deeper understanding of the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) market. It shows how disruptive themes have driven M&A deals in the last five years, and reports on notable M&A deals in the TMT sector during that period. After compiling and analysing data, the report also highlights both acquisition targets and the entities likely to acquire them.
Disney’s $71bn acquisition of 21st Century Fox is the largest M&A in TMT in the last five years.
GlobalData’s research reveals that many large M&A deals – such as Disney and 21st Century Fox, and Broadcom and Qualcomm – are being driven by the threat of internet TV, 5G mobile connectivity, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Throughout their analysis, GlobalData have already predicted several mergers and acquisitions such as:
- 9 July 2019: Cisco acquires Acacia Communications
- 27 July 2019: Takeaway.com announces acquisition of JustEat
- 13 August 2019: CBS and Viacom announce merger
- 14th October 2019: Thoma Bravo announces acquisition of Sophos
In 2018, the transaction value for M&A deals in TMT reached $630bn, an increase of 23% on 2017. The sector continues to thrive and dwarf other markets.
Key highlights of the report include:
- Understand how the M&A market dominates the industry
- Identify acquisition targets over the next three years
- View a sector-by-sector analysis of themes driving key M&A deals
The report allows the reader to identify key themes in the M&A market, and identify comprehensive thematic rationales for key M&A deals over the next five years.
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