Technology, Media and Telecommunications quarterly deals insights: Q2 2019

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Welcome to the home of US Technology, Media and Telecommunications deals insights. Explore in-depth quarterly deals analysis available in our two focused reports - Media and telecommunications, and Technology.

Media and Telecom M&A landscape boosted by the return of megadeals 

Following a slow start to the year, deal volume and value rebounded in the second quarter of 2019. While Q1 saw no megadeal activity, several megadeals in Q2 highlight the shift to a personalized entertainment & media environment, where consumers want greater control of how and when they consume content and experience media. Additional highlights include:

  • 159 media & telecommunications deals announced
  • $36.6 billion in deal value
  • Two deals greater than $5B were announced

As 2019 continues, we expect to see established media companies aggressively planning their next moves while emerging companies try to find their place in the ever-evolving, increasingly competitive value chain.

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Robust deal making continues across the tech M&A landscape

After a remarkable first quarter, Q2 2019 saw a moderate decline in deal value. However, despite the dip, deal value for the quarter still ranked third-highest in the past two and a half years, signifying the overall health of the tech deals market. Additional highlights include:

  • 429 technology deals announced
  • $73.1 billion in deal value
  • Four megadeals greater than $5B were announced

Several of the trends observed in Q1 2019 were reversed in the current quarter, including a major return of foreign acquirers after being mostly absent in Q1. The IPO market also saw a significant resurgence, rebounding from the government shutdown earlier this year.

We expect the remainder of 2019 to be an outstanding year for tech IPOs.

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