Tech, Media and Telecom (TMT) Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals by Top Themes in Q3 2022 – Thematic Intelligence
The M&A activity in the Tech, Media, and Telecom (TMT) sector in Q3 2022 saw a steep drop compared to last quarter. Except for North America, all regions saw an increase in deal value in Q3 2022 compared to the previous quarter. The TMT Industry M&A report analyzes the disruptive themes that have driven M&A activity in Q3 2022 in the TMT sector. The report also offers a comparison on the TMT sector deal activity by volume and value on segments such as cross-border vs domestic and public vs private.
TMT M&A Activity: Top Themes
The top themes that drove TMT M&A activity in Q3 2022 were streaming and cybersecurity.
Streaming: Hedge-funded Third Point will acquire a new stake in Disney. It plans to push the media company to make a string of changes, from spinning off cable sports channel ESPN to buying back shares and adding new board members.
Cybersecurity: Cybersecurity firm KnowBe4 announced Vista Equity Partners had offered to take it private for a hefty amount of money. Vista Equity Partners’ interest in the security awareness company is another sign of investor interest in companies with falling share prices.
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M&A Deal Activity in TMT by Regions
The key regions that drove M&A deal activity in the TMT industry in Q3 2022 were North America, Europe, China, South & Central America, Middle East & Africa, and APAC Ex-China. Except for North America, all regions saw an increase in deal value in Q3 2022 compared to the previous quarter.
TMT M&A Deal Activity Analysis by Regions
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M&A Deal Activity in TMT by Sub-Sectors
The key sub-sectors in the TMT industry are technology, internet & media, and telecom. Among all the sub-sectors in TMT, the technology sub-sector recorded the highest deal activity in Q1–Q3 2022.
TMT M&A Deal Activity Analysis, by Sub-Sectors
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TMT Sector M&A Deals
The key M&A deals in the technology & telecom sub-sectors in Q3 2022 were:
- Adobe Partners acquired Figma in September 2022
- DigitalBridge Group;Brookfield Asset Management acquired GD Towers
- Vista Equity Partner acquired Avalara in August 2022
The key M&A deals in internet & media sub-sector in Q3 2022 were:
- Third Point acquired The Walt Disney in September 2022
- Hnegdian Entertainment acquired ShanghaiXingyi Cinema Management
- Fast Acquisition merges with Falcon’s Beyond
Tech, Media, and Telecom (TMT) Industry Report Overview
|Top Themes||Streaming and Cybersecurity|
|Regional Segments||North America, Europe, China, South & Central America, Middle East & Africa, and APAC Ex-China|
|Key Sub-Sectors||Technology, Internet & Media, and Telecom|
- This report provides an overview of merger and acquisition activity globally in Q3 2022 in the TMT sector
- It identifies the themes driving the most notable deals announced in Q3 2022 in the TMT sector
M&A activity in the TMT sector in Q3 2022 saw a steep drop compared to last quarter. Deal value fell by 45% and deal volume fell by 13% in Q3 2022 vs Q2 2022. The sector recorded 1,441 domestic acquisitions compared to 834 cross-border acquisitions in Q3 2022. Both segments saw a drop in deal volume and value in Q3 2022 compared to Q2 2022. The deal value decreased by 53% for domestic deals and decreased by 23% in cross-border acquisitions during the same period. The market saw 28 deals in Q3 2022 with a deal size greater than $1 billion, compared to 31 such deals in Q2 2022.
Reasons to Buy
- Companies who invest in the right themes become success stories; those who miss the big themes end up as failures. If you want to understand the themes that drive an industry, simply look at the list of recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
- In this report, we have listed down the most notable deals in the TMT sector to make it easy for our clients to get a view of themes disrupting the sector and prepare for the future.
Open Text UK
Brookfield Asset Management
Brookfield Asset Management
AMG Media Networks
SLL Joongang and other investor
The Walt Disney
Black News Channel
Kim Jong Hak Production
Red Arrow Studios
Shanghai Xingyi Cinema Management
Table of Contents
Review of global TMT M&A deals in Q3 2022
Themes driving global TMT M&A deals in Q3 2022
Appendix 1: Deal selection criteria
Appendix 2: Our thematic research methodology
Frequently Asked Questions
The top two themes that drove TMT M&A activity in Q3 2022 were streaming and cybersecurity.
The key regions that drove M&A deal activity in the TMT industry in Q3 2022 were North America, Europe, China, South & Central America, Middle East & Africa, and APAC Ex-China.
The key sub-sectors in the TMT industry are technology, internet & media, and telecom.
The technology sub-sector recorded the highest deal activity in the TMT industry during Q1-Q3 2022.
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