NEW YORK — January 6, 2021 — Berkery Noyes, an independent mid-market investment bank, today released its full year 2020 mergers and acquisitions trend report for the Online and Mobile Industry. The report analyzes M&A activity in the Online and Mobile Industry during 2020 and compares it with data covering 2018 and 2019. 

According to Berkery Noyes’ latest research, total deal volume in 2020 declined by four percent over 2019, from 3,101 to 2,964. On a half year basis, M&A activity gained 13 percent in 2nd Half 2020 over 1st Half 2020, from 1,389 to 1,575.

Total deal value in 2020 rose by eight percent over 2019, from $230.47 billion to $249.66 billion. On a half year basis, M&A value more than doubled in 2nd Half 2020 over 1st Half 2020, from $78.83 to $170.83 billion.

Six of the industry’s top ten highest value deals in 2020 occurred in the Finance vertical. These six transactions, with an aggregate value of $51.65 billion, accounted for about one-fifth of the industry’s total value.

As for selected sectors covered in the report, M&A activity in the SaaS & Cloud segment improved four percent on a yearly basis. Transaction volume in the Communications segment saw a two percent uptick and the E-Content segment remained about constant.

A copy of the ONLINE AND MOBILE INDUSTRY M&A REPORT FOR FULL YEAR 2020 is available at the Berkery Noyes website.