Mobile Market Monitor: Late-stage rounds boost funding in Q4

February 02, 2015  | Subscribers Only

Abel Nevarez Abel Nevarez Research Analyst II, Mobile & Telecoms, IHS Markit
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Mobile content, services and hardware companies raised more than $11.9bn in disclosed funding in Q4 2014, in addition to 76 mobile-related M&A deals. Year-over-year growth for Q4 reached 185% in disclosed funding value.


  • 2014 in review
  • Companies go on mobile-first acquisition spree
  • Food and restaurant services go global with acquisitions
  • Payments and Hardware funding see increase
  • Q4 2014 Top funding deals
  • South Korea joins startup community
  • Emerging commerce service take off

In this report:

  • M&A deals
  • Funding deals
  • Spotlight on food and restaurant services
  • Quarterly funding by category and country
  • Overall annual funding and M&A activity
  • Operator-led investments

List of tables and charts:

  • 2013-2014 Total number of M&A deals by category
  • 2013-2014 Total funding amounts by category
  • Mobile M&A historical deals volume
  • M&A deals per category, Q4 2014
  • Food and restaurant services select deals
  • Mobile funding historical
  • Mobile funding historical – quarterly total values ($m)
  • Average funding amount by round series YoY comparison ($m), Q4 2014
  • Funding by category (%), Q4 2014
  • Funding by category, Q4 2014
  • Q4 2014 Top funding deals
  • Operator investments
  • Q4 2014: Top funding amounts by country (%)
  • Q4 2014: Top number of deals by country
  • Emerging commerce-related funding deals

Number of pages: 14

Number of charts and tables: 15

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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