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  • 2018 Tech M&A Outlook: Introduction

    Just as the tech industry itself has been marked by transitions from one era to the next, the tech M&A market underwent a similar generational shift in 2017. Dealmaking got disrupted last year. Major tech companies that had set the tone in the market for years found their influence waning. Other acquirers from either outside the tech sector or outside the US aren't picking up the slack. Against those declines, a new buyer of record emerged from the fringes at a record pace: private equity.

  • Bankers look ahead to bustling 2018, after presciently predicting M&A slowdown last year

    After accurately forecasting a slowdown in tech M&A last year, senior investment bankers are expecting a rebound in dealmaking in 2018. As they looked at their current pipeline for the coming year, nearly seven out of 10 respondents to our annual survey said it is fuller now than it was a year ago, on a dollar basis. The outlook for 2018 is more in line with typical forecasts than last year's survey, when a post-recession low of just half of the bankers indicated fuller pipelines.

  • Software and Data Are Reshaping the Advertising Market

    The growth of digital media and mobile connectivity is set to massively shift the advertising ecosystem. Though often these trends are seen as part of the ad-tech ecosystem, it is our view that the introduction of software for media buying and the amount of data that is now becoming available for granular audience targeting and measurement will have impacts well beyond ad networks and real-time ad exchanges.

    Customer Experience & Commerce

  • There's not much data in these shoes

    ASICS becomes the latest offline brand to break into the mobile app business in search of a direct line of communication with and data about its customers. The $85m acquisition of RunKeeper enables it to get that – but ASICS and its sporting peers are entering the mobile app game as it's becoming more competitive.

    Workforce Productivity & Compliance

  • Fitbit Sees Q2 Sales Skyrocket

    Wearable technology maker Fitbit's second-quarter earnings exceeded Wall Street expectations, with revenue more than tripling in a year. The results were the highest of the company's eight-year history, CEO James Park said in a statement.

    Mobile Telecom

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