Berkery Noyes Represents Pharos in its Acquisition by International Market Centers (“IMC”), a Portfolio Company of The Blackstone Group
Berkery Noyes Advises eLearnSecurity in its Acquisition by INE, a Portfolio Company of Providence Equity
Berkery Noyes Advises BE Press, a Leading Service Provider Used by Academic Institutions to Showcase Their Research, in its Acquisition by Elsevier
Berkery Noyes Advises Verisys’ Shareholders on the Company’s Growth Investment from Spectrum Equity and Cressey & Company
Renovus Capital Partners Invests in Red Nucleus, the Premier Provider of Learning Solutions for the Life Sciences Industry
Berkery Noyes Announces its Representation of G2 Web Services, LLC in its Investment Partnership with Primus Capital
Mortgage Cadence Teams with Investment Partner to Support Growth, Advance Offerings and Further Solidify Leadership Position
Full Year 2019 Online & Mobile Industry Trends
The highest value deal in 2019 was Flutter Entertainment’s announced acquisition of Stars Group, an online gambling company known in particular for PokerStars and other poker brands, for $10.84 billion.
Q3 2019 Online & Mobile Industry Trends
The largest deal in the E-Commerce segment during Q3 2019 and year-to-date was Takeaway.com’s announced merger with Just Eat for $6.3 billion.
1st Half 2019 Online & Mobile Industry Trends
The largest mobile related deal in 1st Half 2019 was Uber’s announced acquisition of its Middle Eastern rival Careem for $3.1 billion. Uber is acquiring Careem’s mobility, delivery, and payments business across the greater Middle Eastern region.
Q1 2019 Online & Mobile Industry Trends
Online & Mobile transaction volume saw a two percent uptick over the past three months, from 764 to 779. Deal value declined 17 percent, from $55.7 billion to $46.2 billion, which was the same as its Q3 2018 level. M&A activity improved 19 percent and value gained 44 percent on a year-over-year basis.
Full Year 2018 Online & Mobile Industry Trends
Four of the industry’s top ten largest deals in 2018 occurred in the E-Commerce segment.
Q3 2018 Online & Mobile Industry Trends
The largest transaction in Q3 2018 was Adobe’s announced acquisition of Marketo, a cloud platform for B2B marketing engagement, for $4.8 billion.
1st Half 2018 Online & Mobile Industry Trends
The largest deal in 1st Half 2018 was Walmart’s announced acquisition of a majority stake in Flipkart Online Services, an e-commerce marketplace based in India, for $16 billion.
Q1 2018 Online & Mobile Industry Trends
Online & Mobile transaction volume declined 12 percent over the past three months, from 712 to 629. Deal value rose 56 percent, from $19.5 billion to $30.5 billion. Volume throughout the past five quarters reached its peak in Q1 2017, whereas value reached its zenith in Q3 2017. Strategic acquirers completed nine of the industry's top ten highest value deals during the past quarter.
Full Year 2017 Online & Mobile Industry Trends
The largest mobile-based transaction during the year was United Luck Consortium's $1 billion acquisition of Outfit7, a media franchise with various mobile applications, which have received more than 5 billion downloads.
Q3 2017 Online & Mobile Industry Trends
The largest transaction in Q3 2017 was KKR's Internet Brands' announced acquisition of WebMD Corporation, an online health information provider, for $2.8 billion. Internet Brands also acquired DentalPlans.com, a dental and health savings online marketplace, during the quarter.
1st Half 2017 Online & Mobile Industry Trends
The largest E-Commerce deal in 1st Half 2017 was PetSmart's acquisition of Chewy, an online retailer for pet products, for $3.35 billion.
Q1 2017 Online & Mobile Industry Trends
Online & Mobile transaction volume increased seven percent over the past three months, from 685 to 735. Deal value declined 49 percent, from $38.9 billion to $19.9 billion. Both aggregate volume and value throughout the past five quarters reached their peak in Q2 2016. Strategic acquirers completed each of the industry's top ten highest value deals in Q1 2017.