Ein neuer Zyklus der Konsolidierung zeichnet sich ab

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Ralph Hübner von Hampleton Partners spricht in der aktuellen Internet World Business über den Wandel der Digital Marketing Industrie und immer komplexeren Erwartungen an Agenturen. Um zur Onlinebibliothek mit diesem Artikel in der Internet World Business zu sehen klicken Sie bitte hier. Der Hampleton Partners Report ist ebenfalls kostenfrei verfügbar. Bitte klicken Sie hier. …

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Software vs. Services vs. PE – Valuing a SaaS Target

Anton Rothe

Abstract Selling a company using a SaaS delivery method? While SaaS multiples are still strong, we have researched three main categories of tech buyers who are willing to pay for a SaaS target; software, services, and private equity. Software companies including Oracle, SAP, Salesforce, etc. are the highest payers with median EV/S of 5x. Surprisingly private equity buyers offer the …

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Move Towards Managed Security Services Drives Cybersecurity Deals

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As high-profile cyberattacks make the headlines in day-to-day media, businesses struggle to obtain the necessary in-house expertise to integrate different security solutions which tackle individual aspects of today’s perpetually evolving threat landscape. Managed Security Services (MSS) provide an answer to this challenge. Research firm “Markets and Markets” expects the market for such services to grow by 14.8% annually until 2020. …

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The M&A battle for Cybersecurity

Anton Rothe

Cybersecurity market trends 2016 is promising to be another great year for cybersecurity M&A. 2015 delivered 112 deals with almost $10 billion in disclosed value, yet YTD2016 has already seen 93 deals completed with $10.6 billion in disclosed value. Since the summer, we have seen four of the six largest cybersecurity deals completed since 2012: Symantec’s acquisition of Blue Coat …

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3 reasons why AI (machine-learning) M&A is set to surge

Miro Parizek

Artificial Intelligence has been around a long time. I studied about AI in the eighties. So, why should it “all of a sudden” rise in relevance? What is the impetus for a surge in related M&A activity in the next few years? Here are the three most important factors. Ubiquitous massive computing power Computing speed has been increasing greatly since …

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UK M&A still has the core drivers on its side.

UK M&A expressed in dollar amounts isn’t the whole picture

Nicholas Milligan

In recent weeks, a range of opinion pieces and data sets have been published pointing to a downturn in UK M&A figures. Reuters suggest that the dollar value of all mergers and acquisitions in Great Britain following the Brexit vote have hit a 30-year low, a 62% decrease. That number rises to almost 70% in terms of inbound activity. A …

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AR/VR Snapshot

Anton Rothe

Giants are continuing to snap up AR/VR Startups Both funding and M&A in the virtual and augmented reality space was kicked off by the high profile Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR in 2014 for $2b. Since then, Oculus VR has been very active in the M&A markets, acquiring 8 companies in total with 6 VR related software companies, latest in May …

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Not all DACHs are created equal

Nicholas Milligan

What is DACH? The DACH Region (short for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) represents a combined population of almost 100 million people and a GDP of over $4.5 trillion, and boasts some of the largest tech companies in SAP, Continental, and Logitech to name a few. Citizens of these countries enjoy very high standards of living, drive consumption with healthy disposable …

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Getting Smart about AI

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What will it take to bring artificial intelligence (AI) into our everyday lives? The obvious solution is to embed a large volume of common gadgets with the technology, and right now the race is on. Apple’s own digital assistant, Siri, was mostly regarded as a lightweight amongst AI circles when it launched 5 years ago, but now it has come …

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Our Take on Twitter’s Future

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Twitter’s struggle to attract new users is nothing new. Fifteen months have now passed since Jack Dorsey’s (Co-Founder and CEO) returned to the helm at Twitter – a period which has seen a significant management reshuffle and a stream of new features, including a move away from its trademark chronological timeline (much to the chagrin of many users). However, with …

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