Saturday, January 23, 2016

Internet of Things M&A has Skyrocketed

IOTFuse 2016 Kick-off Presentation

Accredent presented the state of IoT M&A at this year's IoTFuse 2016 Kick-off event. We shared what is going on in a very hot technology and Internet-of-things M&A environment, and discussed how technology and non-technology corporations and emerging IoT businesses should prepare. Great audience and great discussion.

IoT M&A is Skyrocketing

IoT M&A activities continued to accelerate as technology and non-technology companies try to stay ahead of competitive disruption, acquire talent and pursue the partners needed for end-to-end strategies. As of the last fully reported quarter 3Q15, there were 114 IoT deals (compared to 56 for all of 2014) with a total value of $31.9 billion (compared with $13 billion for full-year 2014).

In 3Q15 alone, there were 38 IoT deals with a total disclosed value of $14.7 billion. 15 of those were Americas deals. Nearly 20 EMEA IoT deals accounted for 59% of the region’s closed value, although they represented only 7% of volume.

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What to do?

Lines between technology and non-technology companies and industries are becoming blurrier and blurrier.  Established companies who have not developed a clear Internet-of-things organic and inorganic strategy need to start.  Those who have one need to execute.

Emerging IoT companies are not the kind that you are going to pass on to your children.  Leaders of these companies need to begin to conceive, or refocus, themselves to be "built to sell" in order to best capture their value at Exit, or even attract investors.

IoT still involves a complex value chain and business process change

A complex value chain and complex business process impact still defines IoT and its associated end-to-end digital strategies.  Seek experienced professional help when taking it on, but choose wisely. Many professional service organizations large and small are entering as advisors, changing their business card from whatever they were before to now say IoT expert.

Accredent specializes in the Business of The Internet of Things(tm). Formed in 2009 out a four year strategy and M&A engagement with companies that pioneered many of today's Internet-of-Things connected technologies, analytics and use cases. Contact Us

Accredent has been successful partnering with business leaders of corporations and emerging ventures to develop and transform their businesseses, accelerate revenue, growth and enterprise value through the Internet of Things.