NEW YORK — July 6, 2022 — Berkery Noyes, an independent mid-market investment bank, today released its first half 2022 mergers and acquisitions trend report for the Online and Mobile Industry. The report analyzes M&A activity during the first half of 2022 and compares it with the four previous six-month periods from 2020 to 2021.
Total deal volume in 1st Half 2022 increased two percent over 2nd Half 2021, from 1,686 to 1,714. Total deal value in 1st Half 2022 gained six percent over 2nd Half 2021, from $206.95 billion to $219.97 billion.
Both the E-Marketing & Search and E-Commerce segments experienced notable rises in volume on a half year basis. E-Marketing & Search volume improved 19 percent whereas M&A activity in the E-Commerce segment gained 12 percent.
Transaction activity in both the E-Content and Communications segments remained constant in first half 2022.
Meanwhile, SaaS & Cloud volume declined four percent. Notable SaaS & Cloud transactions year-to-date included Intercontinental Exchange’s announced acquisition of Black Knight, a provider of integrated software, data, and analytics solutions that facilitate and automate business processes across the homeownership lifecycle, for $15.92 billion; Hellman & Friedman’s announced acquisition of Zendesk, a customer service platform serving businesses across different industries, for $10.2 billion; and Thoma Bravo’s acquisition of Anaplan, a cloud-native platform for orchestrating business performance, for $9.8 billion.
A copy of the ONLINE AND MOBILE INDUSTRY M&A REPORT FOR HALF YEAR 2022 is available at the Berkery Noyes website.