Digital Marketing Sector Acquisitions Now at Five-Year High but Valuations Falling

Press Release

25 per cent of deals done in London as Dentsu Aegis and WPP compete with Publicis, Yahoo and Google to capture growth in global digital marketing spend The level of M&A activity in the Digital Marketing sector continued its sharp upward trend in the second half of 2014, reaching levels not seen since before 2010. However, the sheer number of firms …

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The Four Disruptive Products Driving M&A in Payment Processing Services

David Kinney

Recently, Hampleton Partners concluded its analysis of the latest M&A data for the IT Services sector. One salient trend that we identified is the growing number of acquisitions targeting payment and transaction processing service providers. There were 47 of these transactions in 2014, a 96% increase on 2013. In Europe, the trend was even more apparent; 18 companies were purchased in 2014, …

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