Annual ad tech and martech M&A figures point towards a healthy 2017.
– Total ad tech/martech deals completed remains steady year-on-year
– Combined disclosed value of deals grows by USD$9.6bn (£7.8bn) on 2015
– Significant increase in Private Equity backed deals
Specialist technology M&A advisor Results International revealed last week (18 January) the number of ad tech and martech deals completed in 2016. The combined total stands at 412, up by one deal on the previous year. [...]
ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: The Trade Desk IPO; Google launch new messaging app; Facebook integrate with third-party measurement platforms; 500m Yahoo accounts hacked; and FastPay receive growth funding.
IPO of The Trade Desk on NASDAQ
The UK ad tech industry is a thriving, cutting-edge, globally renowned talent hub; but success is by no means guaranteed for start-ups. While programmatic advertising spend in the UK is predicted to reach £2.5bn this year, new arrivals must navigate the complex ecosystem, confront industry issues, and face global marketplace complexities. Jayant Kadambi (pictured below), co-founder and CEO, YuMe talks to ExchangeWire about the outlook for newcomers to the ad [...]
Financing growth in ad tech is big business. It can be a minefield for ad tech firms to know where to start when they are looking at going down the route of outside investment. Following Affectv’s recent funding announcement, ExchangeWire speaks with Glen Calvert (pictured below), CEO, Affectv, about what ad tech firms need to consider when weighing up their options for growth funding.
The programmatic advertising industry is currently going through a very interesting period, with a lot of uncertainty [...]