From 2018 onwards, streaming music growth will lessen each year, falling from 29% in 2018 to 7% in 2026. The slowdown in revenue growth reflects the maturation of developed streaming markets such as the US, UK, Sweden, Netherlands and Australia.
via Media Research
The Games Report Q1 2019 tracked companies raising $5.7 billion in 2018, which was over twice the previous record investment from 2017. Epic Games’ $1.25 billion was the largest round raised last year, and the largest non-IPO games investment of all time.
via Digi Capital
“Every TMT sector will experience major upheaval due to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), process automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Leading incumbents will have to adapt to market conditions that are changing profoundly and at pace, while also fending off challenges from innovative start-ups.”
CMOs that invest in their in-house digital marketing capabilities and business model will benefit from a valuable in-house partner to collaborate with external creative and media agency partners. This provides both in-house and external agencies a role.
By the end of the first half (H1) of 2018, global TMT values had reached $371.1 billion and 1,693 deals, representing a 19 percent share of global M&A. The strong results nearly surpassed H1 2015 record high of $383 billion, which represented a market share of 21 percent, according to Mergermarket.
In the last few decades, China has made huge progress in science and technology. This new age of innovation has seen the birth of ‘unicorn’ tech companies like media giant Tencent, the ‘Uber of China’ Didi Chuxing, and the world’s biggest drone builder, DJI.
Overall, global TMT activity was up 87.1 percent in value in Q1 2018 to $134 billion worth of deals compared to $71.6 billion announced in Q1 2017. However, deal count fell by 20 transactions — from 815 deals in Q1 2017 to 795 in Q1 2018 — continuing a downward trend over the last three quarters.