Mobile Market Monitor: Chinese companies raise more than double US in Q1 2017

May 16, 2017  | 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 $14.7 billion in disclosed funding in Q1 2017. M&A activity in Q1 2017 increased 45% over Q4 2016 with 62 transactions.

Highlights:

  • Acquisition of smaller device makers highlights challenge for niche smartphone brands
  • SoftBank attracts strong industry backing for new Vision Fund 

In this report:

  • M&A Deals: Activity increases during Q1 2017
  • - Funding amounts increase despite drop in number of deals
  • - Payment deals double, while Hardware and Health/Wellness drop in Q1 2017
  • - Modest increase in operator-led funding deals in Q1 2017
  • - Chinese companies raise more than double US in Q1

List of tables and charts:

  • Mobile M&A historical deals volume 2013-2017
  • M&A deals per category, Q1 2017
  • Notable Q1 2017 M&A deals
  • Smartphone shipments by company 2015-2016
  • Mobile funding historical - quarterly total disclosed values
  • Mobile funding historical deals 2013-2017
  • Average funding amount, by round series YoY comparison, Q1 2017
  • Funding by category
  • Funding by category (%)
  • Q1 2017 Top funding deals
  • Operator-led funding deals
  • Top disclosed funding amounts by country (%)
  • Top number of deals by country
  • SoftBank $1bn+ investments

Number of pages: 13

Number of tables and charts: 14

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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