Mobile Market Monitor: Record funding in Q2

September 02, 2014  | Subscribers Only

Abel Nevarez Abel Nevarez Research Analyst II, Mobile & Telecoms, IHS Markit
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Investments in mobile content, services and hardware companies reached a new record in Q2 2014 to pass $8bn in disclosed funding – more than double the previous record set in 2011. It was also a record quarter for mobile M&A activity; IHS tracked116 deals announced throughout the quarter. Google was once again one of the most acquisitive companies – buying businesses across a range of industries to further its expansion. Apple’s $3bn Beats acquisition was one of the most valuable in the quarter.


  • Most active quarter on record
  • Ad platforms consolidate to gain scale
  • Operator investments
  • China takes 23% of funding value

In this report:

  • M&A deals
  • Funding deals
  • Spotlight on Mobile Advertising
  • Funding by category
  • Funding by country
  • Focus on Social and Communications 

List of tables and charts:

  • Mobile M&A historical deal-flow volume
  • Q2 2014 M&A deals per category
  • M&A Spotlight – Mobile Advertising
  • Mobile funding historical deal volume
  • Mobile funding historical values
  • Mobile funding values by category
  • Mobile funding deals by category
  • Average funding values Q2 2013/ Q2 2014
  • Top Q2 funding deals
  • Operator investments
  • Mobile funding values by country
  • Mobile funding volume by country
  • Social and Communications deals

Number of pages: 12

Number of charts and tables: 13

Abel Nevarez

Research Analyst II, Mobile & Telecoms, IHS Markit

Abel Nevarez, a research analyst at IHS Markit, covers mobile network infrastructure trends and activity.

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