Berkery Noyes produces timely, original research and commentary on the market segments we cover, based on information compiled through our proprietary MandAsoft information resource.
Trend Reports are quarterly analyses of mergers and acquisitions activity in the most active segments. Maintained and constantly updated by our in-house research department, with transaction history dating to 2004, MandAsoft is an online database of publicly announced transactions across the entire media, information and related technology spectrum. Qualified users are invited to register for basic access to MandAsoft and to receive these timely, informative, and valuable publications at no charge. Subscribers are invited to contact a Berkery Noyes Managing Director to discuss how this insight and data can impact your business.
Q1 2021 Information Industry Trends
Transaction volume increased 14 percent over the past three months, from 1,012 to 1,157. After rising 28 percent in Q4 2020, overall value declined 26 percent, from $128.5 billion to $95.3 billion. Compared to Q1 2020, volume improved seven percent and value gained 38 percent. M&A activity throughout the last five quarters reached its peak in Q1 2021 whereas value reached its zenith in Q4 2020.
Q1 2021 Online & Mobile Industry Trends
Online & Mobile transaction volume increased 16 percent over the past three months, from 801 to 928. This was its peak during the last five quarters. Deal value, after rising 70 percent in Q4 2020, declined 34 percent in Q1 2021, from $110.5 billion to $73.1 billion.
Q1 2021 Media & Marketing Industry Trends
Media & Marketing transaction volume improved 13 percent over the past three months, from 270 to 303. Aggregate value declined 40 percent, from $26.4 billion to $15.8 billion.
Q1 2021 Software Industry Trends
Software transaction volume increased 19 percent over the past three months, from 631 to 754. This was its peak during the last five quarters. Aggregate value declined 14 percent on a quarterly basis, from $90.4 billion to $77.9 billion. This followed a 43 percent rise in value during Q4 2020. Compared to Q1 2020, volume gained 26 percent and value more than doubled.
The Source for M&A Data
Berkery Noyes offers its extensive M&A transaction database to qualified users through a simple yet powerful proprietary information service called MandAsoft.com. Compiled and maintained in-house by a dedicated research team, MandAsoft is a graphically enhanced, searchable database containing records on tens of thousands completed mergers and acquisitions transactions. Unique in the information industry, this comprehensive data source is useful in analyzing historical buyer strategies, valuations, and current transaction trends. It’s also the basis for Berkery Noyes’ Information Industry Weekly report, as well as quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports of transaction activity.
MandAsoft.com is a simple but powerful information service that provides mergers and acquisitions data via a hosted, graphically enhanced and searchable database. MandAsoft.com is based on Berkery Noyes’ Information Industry Weekly report, an immensely popular resource for mergers and acquisitions data to many of the top executives of companies that have been shaping the future of information as we know it.
From the advent of digital print to the growth of the internet and interactive information, Berkery Noyes has tracked and mapped over 60,000 companies with its proprietary classification system using a combination of lexicon and taxonomy that we have termed lexography. Wanting to bring the results of this work to a larger audience, we created MandAsoft.com, a hosted version of our lexography based transaction data – where one can search companies and transactions in seconds and without any technical knowledge or initial need of an analyst. Although anyone interested in M&A would find MandAsoft.com to be highly useful, this service is geared towards a C-level executive who wants to quickly find and review information industry transactions and companies with an eye toward finding a match for their own products and services.
We encourage you to register to receive the basic access that provides a weekly email alert and, with it, the ability to review recent transactions as a timely, informative, and valuable service at no charge. We also invite you to contact a managing director to discuss how this insight may positively impact your business.
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