Technology, Media and Telecommunications deals insights: Q3 2017

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Technology: At a glance

Though Q3 2017 Technology deal activity marked a slight recovery from last quarter, the sector overall remained relatively quiet this quarter. The slowdown was caused in part by an increasing shift towards smaller transactions and a decline in corporate-to-corporate transactions.

  • 468 technology deals announced
  • $61.4 billion in deal value
  • 9 deals greater than $1B were announced

The Software sub-sector continued to dominate deals in terms of volume; however, it was overshadowed in terms of value for the first time in recent history by megadeals in Hardware, Internet and IT Services.

Despite overall deal values in the quarter being down, the volume of activity in the period signals a continued healthy second half of the year.

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Media and telecommunications: At a glance

The second half of 2017 started off strong for the media and telecommunications sector. Deal volumes reached another two-year high, and deal values exceeded $30B for the first time since last year.

  • 238 media & telecommunications deals announced
  • $31.6 billion in deal value
  • 7 deals greater than $1B were announced​

Advertising & Marketing continued to lead all sub-sectors in deal volume this quarter. Also in terms of volume, Broadcasting and Telecommunications sub-sectors saw two-year highs.

Greater focus continues to be put on user experience and getting closer to the customer–increasingly, companies are using M&A to do this. Looking ahead, those that invest in successfully engaging with consumers are, and will continue to be, primed for growth.

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