Acquisition

Artificial Intelligence Breakthroughs Lead to Unprecedented M&A Growth, Reveals Hampleton Partners’ Report

London, UK – 15 May 2019. Hampleton Partners’ latest analysis of the Artificial Intelligence M&A market reveals that over 150 deals were disclosed in 2018, up from 105 deals in 2017. The first half of 2019 is also showing impressive AI-related M&A momentum, with 65 deals already recorded and a total of near 100 deals forecast for the half-year only. In terms of market value, AI is forecast to grow from $21.46 billion in 2018 to $190 billion by 2025 – in other words, to grow nine-fold over the next seven-year period[1].

Heiko Garrelfs, sector principal, Hampleton Partners, said:

Industry 4.0 Shifts from Buzzword to Reality, Says Hampleton Partners’ M&A Report

London, UK – 21 March 2019. The latest M&A market report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, Hampleton Partners, sheds light on how technology giants in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) are transforming their businesses by buying, funding or partnering with connected and intelligent manufacturing technologies and data management companies to ensure they are well-positioned for the Fourth Industrial Revolution – Industry 4.0.

Land Grab for Technology and Talent Spurs Five-Year High Of $182 Billion for Enterprise Software M&A

London, UK – 11 March 2019. The latest M&A market reports from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, Hampleton Partners, on the Enterprise Software and IT & Business Services sectors show consistent growth in transaction volume, multiples and valuations, with Enterprise Software M&A disclosed deal value achieving a whopping $182.2 billion in 2018 – a five-year high.

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Report: Big IT players in the race to acquire artificial intelligence (AI) assets

London, 7 June 2018 – The world’s major IT players - Google, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Facebook, Twitter and Salesforce - are racing to invest in, acquire and absorb cutting-edge artificial intelligence start-ups and scaleups, according to Hampleton Partners’ latest Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Market Report on Artificial Intelligence, published today.

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Digital Transformation and Cyber Threats Drive Record $31 Billion M&A Deal Valuations in IT Services

London, 26 March 2018 - In its latest analysis of global Mergers & Acquisitions activity in the Enterprise Software and IT Services sectors, Hampleton Partners charts how the digital transformation of every business, from automotive through to healthcare, is driving record deal valuations in these sectors as companies incorporate disruptive technologies into their business models and shift to the cloud, all whilst having to secure themselves against cyber threats.

IT services’ largest deal was in the growing online payments sector, with Worldpay’s acquisition by Vantiv for $10.4 billion, valued at a sales multiple of 1.9x and an EBITDA multiple of 18.6x.

ESW Capital Acquires DNN Corp.

DNN Corp. has just announced that ESW Capital has acquired the company to further invest in the CMS platform as well as the DNN open source ecosystem.

"Together with the open source community, DNN Corp. has over a decade of experience enabling customers to be successful in managing their digital content," said Andy Tryba, the new CEO of DNN Corp., and added: "As mid-market firms continue to invest in content growth strategies - DNN's simple, cost-effective and extensible CMS platform is now mission critical."

Consulting Mergers & Acquisition volumes reach a 9-year high

The year 2016 reached a nine-year high in consulting M&A volumes, according to Equiteq’s Global Consulting Mergers & Acquisitions Report 2017. Despite deal activity falling in the quarter prior to the US Presidential election and the UK’s Brexit vote, deal volumes were up 1%.

Outperforming the S&P 500, the strength of the consulting sector was further demonstrated as the Equiteq Consulting Share Price Index ended 2016 up 14%, a 10-year high.

The top consulting segments for deal activity were the rapidly evolving Management Consulting, IT Services and Media segments. Management Consulting saw a 2% growth in deal volumes and a huge 32% increase in the share-price index.