MoneyTree™ China TMT Report -- Q3/Q4 2013

In Q3 and Q4 2013, private equity and venture capital (PE/VC) investments, in terms of both deal value and deal volume, in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) industry surged ahead having come out of the doldrums of H1 2013. Compared with H1 2013, deal volume increased by 82% and total deal value increased by 49%. This represented a return to levels seen in Q2 and Q3 2012.

The report provides an in-depth overall analysis of PE/VC investments and exits by deal volume, deal value, quarter, stage of development and region. It also takes a detailed look at investments in the Technology, Internet and Telecommunications sectors. Due to the increasingly important role played by Mobile in terms of PE/VC investments, this report also features a section showcasing the lay of the land in the mobile segment.

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Comparison of overall PE/VC investments and TMT investments -- 2012-2013

Comparison of overall PE/VC investments and TMT investments -- 2012-2013
Deal value comparison in TMT sectors -- 2012-2013

Deal value comparison in TMT sectors -- 2012-2013
The top five regions for TMT investments in Q3/Q4 2013

The top five regions for TMT investments in Q3/Q4 2013

Innovation is the driving force for the development of the TMT industry. Therefore, the TMT industry, compared to others, is more vibrant and appealing to investors. It is not surprising that the TMT industry remains ranked in the top three investment destinations in China.


The Technology sector remains a strong force. Although deal volume dropped YoY in Q3 2013, deal value increased significantly YoY by 61%. The single deal size also showed an upward trend.


The Entertainment and Media sector was surprisingly robust in H2 2013, with a total deal value equivalent to 10 times that of H1 2013. In Q4 2013, deal value for Entertainment and Media investments reached a record high not seen since 2012.


Numerous new projects in the Mobile subsegment under Telecommunications have emerged, which indicates investors' sustainable passion for investing in mobile.

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