The digital revolution is driving a rapid uptick in M&A deal activity across the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector, bringing both risks and opportunities to organizations. The appetite from private equity investors is growing at a rapid pace as organizations seek to remain competitive and enhance their core capabilities. Top emerging trends include cryptocurrency, disruptive technologies and artificial intelligence.
Mergers and Acquisitions in the TMT sector
- $1.5 trillion collective deal values in the past decade
- Digital transformation enables growth opportunities
- Transitioning business models enables unprecedented growth
In Aon’s recent Risk in Review survey, almost three quarters of respondents (70%), by far the largest share, cite TMT as the most prolific sector in terms of expected dealmaking over the next 12 months.
With deals increasing in complexity, there are multiple considerations at play
What would have been typically unfamiliar to dealmakers a few years ago – such as intellectual property (IP), environmental, social and governance (ESG) and cyber – are now driving value creation as well as making the deal structure more complex and demanding.