01. December 2015 · Comments Off on The Internet Of Things Dominates Recent Mergers & Acquisitions · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The lines between between industries as well as non-tech and tech companies continue to get blurrier and blurrier. With the ubiquity of cloud and big data, with the Internet of Things (IoT) becoming a hot commodity interwoven through it all, M&A activity has been buzzing nonstop. Companies with digital disruption stories — particularly IoT, big data analytics and cloud or Software as a Service — were the stars of the most recent quarter.In the process, non-tech companies continued to get involved in tech in a deeper way. At the same time, tech providers were shifting away from products to end-to-end services. That’s the finding of EY’s latest review of global M&A activity. Overall, the consultancy tracked a total of 1,069 deals in the third quarter of 2015 (July-September). The amount of deals set the second-highest all-time record for any quarter since 2000. The data is based on EY’s analysis of The 451 Group M&A KnowledgeBase data for 2014 and 2015.

Source: The Internet Of Things Dominates Recent Mergers & Acquisitions – Forbes