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Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Marketplace

For more than a decade, we've reviewed a broad cross-section of market research studies. We select summaries of those reports that provide the most thought-provoking insights about the many disruptive changes shaping free-market competition within the Global Networked Economy.

The closely related Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industries are already undergoing a transformation -- as innovative products or services are developed by collaborative teams of creative contributors and brought to market at an accelerated rate.

The combined Technology, Media and Telecom market size is currently estimated at $5.1 trillion -- with the communications sector consisting of about a quarter of that total.

About two billion people -- or one third of the world’s population -- are currently online. About 1.5 billion personal computers are currently in use. The next billion people who want to access the Internet will likely use a mobile device, for economic reasons – such as a smartphone or a low-cost media tablet.

Open Innovation

Across each business sector, the incumbent company's prior legacy leadership is now being challenged by a multitude of new market entrants -- as previously protected closed value-chains and artificial restraint-of-trade practices are being bypassed.

The resulting market freedom enables unprecedented opportunity for those entrepreneurial pioneers who dare to experiment with new business models and associated forward-looking market development processes.

The legacy vendors and service providers are not excluded from this activity. In fact, they often have the competitive advantage, because they can easily build upon their existing infrastructure and market presence.


Competitive Bravery

However, history has taught us that it's significantly more difficult to unlearn familiar old -- and often dysfunctional -- ways of doing business than it is to learn the new ways of a commercial meritocracy.

That's one reason why the old-style industrial economy incumbents prefer to inhibit true free-market progress, rather than disrupt the restrictive status-quo within a protected-market. Embracing change requires courage.

Today, more investors and traders are able to make better decisions with up-to-date Technology, Media and Telecoms sector investment banking market data, trend research, financial analysis and guidance. The following news feed is updated daily with fresh insight from the global technology, media and telecommunications markets.

Technology, Media and Telecom Market Assessment

Mergermarket (now part of Acuris) has released its global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) roundup report for the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Sector for the first half (H1) of 2017.

Key findings from the study include:

The first half of 2017 could best be described as a departure from business as usual, with the emergence of a new world order as defined by Brexit and the Trump presidency.

These structural changes across the globe have begun to break down and reshape not only traditional political identities, but also long-standing industries, to a growing degree brought on by the prevalence of technology in our daily lives.

As advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomous vehicles, among other areas, become increasingly undeniable realities, giving rise to economic anxiety for some, the world of tomorrow now seems closer than ever.

According to the findings from their latest market assessment, some of this has already made itself evident in the TMT dealmaking environment.

In the first half of the year, despite a solid economy with low inflation, low unemployment, and plenty of highly-anticipated innovations underway, the TMT sector recorded 1,482 M&A transactions globally worth a total of $175.9 billion.

That's a 20.9 percent value drop with 84 fewer deals compared to H1 2016 ($222.3 billion, 1,566 deals), leading TMT to rank as the fourth sector globally by value.

By deal count, however, TMT saw the second highest number of deals after Energy, Mining & Utilities, boosted by the Computer Software sub-sector. Of total M&A activity globally, Software recorded 747 deals worth a total of $62.6 billion, and was responsible for 50.4 percent of TMT’s overall deal count in H1 2017 while accounting for 35.6 percent of the sector’s total value.

With its burgeoning imprint on such long-standing sectors as Financial Services, Industrials, and Medical, the number of Software deals is only expected to increase.

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