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Major update to Mobile M&A and Funding data

August 14, 2013


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IHS has released a comprehensive update of its Mobile M&A and Funding datasets, comprising a quarterly view of media and technology transactions with a focus on deals that will likely impact mobile consumer and enterprise devices and services.

This update brings the total number of deals covered to 6,449, a 28 per cent increase since the last update. Of these 1,791 represent mergers or acquisitions and 4,585 are venture funding rounds.

Health and Wellness, a brand new investment category, has been introduced as part of this update. This follows a significant increase in early-stage funding activity in this space identified by IHS' research. The advent of technologies such as wearable devices, health tracking apps, and cloud-based platforms targeted at this market, has spurred innovation as well as investors' willingness to claim part of this emerging market.

The venture funding data includes a high-level quarterly and annual overview of transaction trends (number of deals, aggregate transaction values, year-on-year and quarterly growth rates). The M&A data includes a summary of historical transaction numbers on a quarterly and annual basis.

These datasets can also be filtered by date, by transaction amount (when disclosed), and by the following industry categories:

  • Advertising
  • Games
  • Hardware
  • Music
  • Payments
  • Services
  • Software/Operating System
  • TV & Video
  • User Generated Content/Social Network
  • Video
  • Health/Wellness

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