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Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in Tech, Media, and Telecom (TMT) Industry, Top Themes in H1 2021 Presentation – Thematic Research

If you want to understand the themes that drive an industry, simply look at the list of recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A). This report analyzes the disruptive themes that drove M&A activity across the technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) industry in the first six months of 2021.

Scope

This report provides an overview of merger and acquisition activity in the global TMT market in H1 2021.

It identifies the M&A deals announced in the TMT market between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021 and provides comprehensive sector-by-sector analysis of the themes driving this activity.

Key Highlights

In the first six months of 2021, M&A deal value in the tech, media, and telecom (TMT) sector totaled $555bn, up 169% from the same period of the previous year. The number of deals recorded by GlobalData was also up sharply from H1 2020, increasing by 93% to 481.

The software and services sector accounted for 58% of overall TMT M&A deal volume in H1 2021, amounting to 278 deals. The sector also accounted for half of the overall deal value, with deals worth a combined $278bn announced during the six-month period.

Reasons to buy

This report offers a unique perspective on M&A activity in the TMT sector by focusing on the themes driving deals. This allows for a deeper understanding of the themes that are shaping the industry.

It provides analysis of M&A activity in major georgraphic regions, including North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

It looks at the rise of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and highlights their role in driving M&A deal activity.

It evaluates the M&A deals announced by the leading technology companies (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft), identifying the five themes on which are focusing.

Companies mentioned

AT&T

3i Infrastructure

4iG Nyrt

Aakash Educational Services

Abaco Systems

Acies Acquisition

ACL Services

Adjust

Advanced Info Service Public

Afimilk

Airspan Networks

Airtel Africa

Ajax

Alight Solutions

Alkuri Global Acquisition (Ark Global)

Allianz Capital

Allocate Software

Altimeter Capital

Amazon.com

American Tower

AMETEK

Apigee

Apollo Global

Apple

AppLovin

Arm

Asaii

Ascendant Digital Acquisition

Astound Broadband

ATC Europe

Atlantic Broadband

Auth0

Autodesk

AutoStore

Babylon Healthcare Services

Ballys Corporation

Beacon Street

Bentley Systems

Bharti Airtel

Bharti Telemedia

Big Hit America (formerly Big Hit Entertainment )

Bill.com

BitGo

Blackstone Capital

Blink home

Blue Yonder

BluJay Solutions

Body labs

Boingo Wireless

Boomi

Booz Allen Hamilton

Boston Scientific

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Brunswick

BTG Pactual

Buzzfeed

ByteDance

CA Healthcare

Cable One

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Calypso Technology

Careismatic Brands (formerly Strategic Partners)

carsales.com

Cazoo

CCC Information Services

Cegid Group

Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization

Cellnex Telecom

Cerberus Telecom Acquisition

Change Healthcare

Churchill Capital

Citrix Systems

Clarivate

Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I Acquisition (CRIS)

CloudEndure

Cloudera

Cloudyn Software Ltd

CM Life Sciences

CNH Industrial

CNP Assurances

Coherent

Comtech

CoreLogic

Cornershop Global

CTRL-labs

Cubic

CyberX

Depop

Dialog

Dialog Semiconductor

Digital Colony Management

Digital Edge

Digital Turbine

Diligent

Discovery

DivvyPay

DMY Technology

DNS:NET Internet Service

Dotmatics

Dragoneer SPAC

Drizly

DuPont de Nemours

E2open

E8 Storage

Easybrain

Eaton Corporation

EDF Invest

eero

Ekata

Elastifile

Electronic Arts

Embracer Group

eToro Group

Etsy

Evergreen Coast

EVgo Services

Facebook

Falcon Capital Acquisition (FCAC)

FiberCo Solucoes de Infraestrutura

FinTech Acquisition

Fitbit

FLIR Systems

Foley Trasimene Acquisition

Franchise Group

Francisco Partners

Fyber

Galaxy Digital

Gamesys Group

Gearbox

GI Partners

GIC

Gilat Satellite Networks

Giphy

Gliimpse

Global Payments

GlobalLogic

GlobeNet Brasil Telecom

Glu Mobile

Google

Grab Holdings

Graphiq

Gray Television

Gulf Energy Development

GVC Holdings

Hargray Acquisition

Hargray Communications

Helios Towers

Hennessy Capital

Hensoldt

HighCape Capital

Hippo Enterprises

Hitachi

Hivory

HomeToGo

Horizon Acquisition

Hudson Executive

Hyperconnect

IDG Communications

IHS Holding

IHS Markit

II-VI

Indosat Ooredoo

InfraCo

Innovyze

InPost

Insight Partners

Insightful Science

Inteliquent

International Business Machines

ION Acquisition

IonQ

ironSource

Ithaca Holdings

Itiviti Group

Janus Henderson Group

Khosla Ventures Acquisition

KKR & Co

KORE Wireless Group

Kustomer

La Banque des Territoires

Laird Performance Materials

Lakestar SPAC I

Lattice Data

Leonardo

Liberty IT Solutions

Lifesci Acquisition

LinkedIn

Live Oak Acquisition

Livestock Improvement

Local Media Group

LogMeIn London Ltd

Lombarda China

Looker

Lucid Motors

Lumentum Holdings

LumiraDx

M3bi

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

Madison Square Garden Entertainment

Magnachip Semiconductor

Magnite

Maluuba

Mastercard

Match Group

McAfee

McGraw Hill Companies

Message4U (MessageMedia)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

MGM

Microsoft

Mondial Relay

MSG Networks

Navico Holding

Navitas Semiconductor

Nebula Caravel Acquisition

Nerdy

New Beginnings Acquisition

NIC

Northleaf Capital

Nuance

Nuance Communications

NUVIA

Nvidia

OCC Corporation

OfferPad

Okta

Omantel

OptumInsight

Orange Concessions

ORBCOMM

Orbitera Inc

Panasonic

Partners Group

Peakon

Pershing Square Tontine

Perspecta

Pet Supplies Plus US

Pillpack

Platinum Equity

Playstudios

Plex Systems

Plus (PlusAI)

Pointy

PowerbyProxi

Preventice

Proofpoint

ProQuest

Prosus

PT EPID Menara AssetCo

PT Indointernet (Indonet)

PullString

QTS Realty Trust

Qualcomm

Quantum-Si

Quickline Communications

Quincy Media (formerly Quincy Newspapers)

Raven Industries

Redfin

Reinvent Technology

Renesas Electronics

RentPath

RideNow

Ring

Riot Blockchain

RLDatix 

Rockwell Automation

Rogers Communications

Rotor Acquisition

Rover.com

RumbleON

S&P Global

Santa Cruz Works

SAP

Sarcos Robotics

Science 37

Seequent

Sema4

Semantic Machines

Shanghai Mutong Technology

Sharecare

Shaw Communications

Shazam Entertainment

Siemens

Signa Sports United (SSU)

Signavio

Silicon Labs

Sinch

Sino-Rock

Sitel Group

Skyworks Solutions

Smart Telecom

Social Capital Hedosophia

Social Finance (SoFi)

SoftBank Group

Souq.com

South Dearborn

Spacecom Satellite Communications

SpotX

Stack Exchange

Stone Point Capital

Supermarket Grocery Supplies (Big Basket)

Supernova Partners Acquisition

Superpod

SupplyFrame

SYKES

Symphony Technology

Syniverse Technologies

SYNNEX

Tabcorp

Taboola

Talend

Talkspace (Groop Internet Platform)

Tata Digital

tbh

Tech Data

Teledyne Technologies

Telefonica Chile

Telxius Telecom

Texture

The Blackstone Group

Therapy Brands

Think and Learn

Thoma Bravo Advantage

Tim Crown

Tink

TouchType (SwiftKey)

TPG Capital

TPG Pace Tech Opportunities

Trader Interactive

Tripp Lite

Turbonomic

Turi

TWC Tech

Twilio

Tyler Technologies

Uber Technologies

Universal Music Group

Valo Health

Veritas (Peraton)

Veritas Capital

Verizon Media

Visa

Vivid Seats

Vocus Group

Warner Media

Whinstone US

Whole Foods

Wideopenwest (WOW! Internet)

Wondery

Workday

Wrike

Xnor.ai

Yandex

Yango Financial

Yucaipa Acquisition

Zego (formerly CasaiQ)

Zensar Technologies

Zipwhip

Table of Contents

Executive summary

TMT M&A market – Review of H1 2020

Top themes driving M&A deals in TMT, H1 2021

Hardware themes

Software and services themes

Internet and media themes

Telecom services themes

Appendices

Deal selection

Further reading

Glossary

Thematic methodology

    Pricing

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