M&A Trends

Software, Tech Enabled Business Services, Online & Digital Media

  • The Lighthouse – July 2017

    Aviation Sector Technology Reaches a New High Altitude
    Growing collaboration among market participants, particularly evident in the increasingly widespread adoption of IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) framework, underscores continued progress in moving from legacy systems to next-generation technologies. Large airlines have been increasingly willing to…

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  • The Lighthouse – June 2017

    Who will beat Accenture at the M&A Game?
    The frenzy continues as big-name acquirers continue to buy up as many digital innovation and design services firms they can get their hands on. Traditional advertising agencies, consulting firms, IT companies and other tech companies are actively pursuing inorganic growth to build their digital…

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  • The Lighthouse – May 2017

    Summer is Hot and so is EdTech
    EdTech firms continue to generate high investor interest – both from early stage VCs and later private equity firms. In 2015 & 2016, venture-backed EdTech companies received $2B in equity financing (Dow Jones VentureSource). Over 50% of those deals have occurred through seed and angel…

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  • The Lighthouse – April 2017

    Retail Armageddon Creates Major Opportunity for Technology
    The gradual digitization of the retail industry comes as no surprise to anyone as consumers increasingly choose to make their purchases online rather than in physical brick-and-mortar locations. The shift however seems to have picked up its pace. Our friends at Fung Global Retail & Technology…

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  • The Lighthouse – March 2017

    Large IT Service Providers are using M&A to Expand Digital Ad and Design Service Capabilities
    CMOs will outspend CIOs on IT in 2017 (Gartner). Consequently, IT consultancies are actively looking to grow and improve their digital and design capabilities. Global spending on digital transformation technologies is expected to reach $2.1B by 2019 (Intl. Data Corp.) Given this phenomenon…

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  • The Lighthouse – February 2017

    Cyber Security is Proving to be a Race Amongst the Bigwigs
    Today, cybersecurity is an important issue for the c-suite. When breaches, such as Yahoo!’s, are decreasing valuations by millions of dollars, everyone is paying attention and looking to expand their own security. A recent study from the Ponemon Institute found that the average cost for a data breach to…

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