M&A activity remained strong in the second quarter of 2018 across the Digital Media space with transaction and financing volumes staying in line with a strong first quarter performance. In the first half (1H) of 2018, digital media M&A transaction volume increased nearly 27%, while financings grew more than 25% compared with 1H’17.
Key industry trends driving investments and acquisitions include:
- Increasing activity in mobile gaming, as strategics seek to consolidate the industry and investors eye growing revenue streams driven by in-app purchases.
- Consolidation of services to enable eCommerce and omni-channel retail strategies while facilitating user interface, payment processing and product information.
- Growing investments in emerging technologies across Asia, especially throughout China and India.