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M&A Puts Autonomous Vehicles in the Driving Seat – 2017 Review

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Big players like Intel and Delphi are vying for the winning combination of technology plus consumer trust to land the prime position on our roads. This article outlines how an intense period of M&A and venture capital investment backing is helping drive autonomous vehicle R&D and giving new entrants into the marketplace a competitive advantage when they buy the innovative …

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Sheffield the ‘Steel City’ Forges Ahead in Advanced Materials Manufacturing

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Sheffield, one of the UK’s industrial heartlands, has been innovating in metals since the original industrial revolution.  Its entrepreneurs, academics and workers have laid the groundwork to make the Sheffield City region synonymous with world-class companies and state-of-the-art industrial metal and composite research facilities, delivering the materials essential to the automotive, aviation, rail, renewables and space sectors. …

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Industry 4.0 spotlight: robotics & machinery M&A

Nicholas Milligan

Hampleton defines Industry 4.0 along its original conception as the total digitization of the manufacturing process to deliver insights and enable mass individualization of production. We then expand this definition to include all high-tech applications enabling these trends in an industrial context. Robotics and machinery both represent a critical component of Industry 4.0 as next-generation equipment powers increasingly “smart” factories …

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What could be next for Dutch fintech leader Adyen

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Adyen has become a leading example of the success of the Amsterdam start-up scene, having grown into one of Europe’s largest fintech companies, valued at €2.0bn over the 10 years since founder Pieter van der Does started the company. As an omnichannel payments technology company, Adyen allows businesses to converge different payment flows onto one single platform. It processed €80bn …

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Apple’s Healthy Ambition

Andrea Deutschmanek

Whilst many people are occupied on holiday at the end of last summer, Apple quietly admitted that it had acquired personal health record vendor Gliimpse. It was assumed to be the first acquisition by Apple’s new Digital Health team and, as such, Hampleton Partners believes it was significant news. Apple’s purchase bolstered the company’s digital health offering and added to …

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Hampleton Partners M&A Report Highlights Samsung Entry into Automotive Tech

Andrea Deutschmanek

Samsung joins tech giants and carmakers in race for autonomous and connected cars London, April 5th, 2017: The latest market report from technology M&A advisory firm, Hampleton Partners, anticipates a big year ahead for the automotive tech sector following Samsung’s entry into the market through its $8 billion acquisition of U.S. car infotainment and audio company, Harman. The deal, expected …

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Hampleton Partners M&A Report Highlights Uptick in E-Commerce Investment

Andrea Deutschmanek

Spending during 2H 2016 up 97% year-over-year despite 17% drop in number of deals   London, March 28th, 2017: The latest market report from technology M&A advisory firm, Hampleton Partners, reveals a 97 percent surge in the total value of E-commerce deals during the second half of 2016, despite a slight fall in volume. The E-Commerce M&A report, which covers …

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DACH M&A Overview 2014 – 2017

Andrea Deutschmanek

General overview Over a three year period from January 2014 to January 2017 there were 797 tech-focused mergers and acquisitions with the target company headquartered in either Germany, Austria or Switzerland, for a combined worth of $58.1 billion. Transaction volume has stayed remarkedly stable over the last three years.   Intra-Europe deals most common while Germany sees high levels of …

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