Tech & Media Watch Blog


By Tony Spillett | 24 July 2017

After Brexit: UK Tech, Telco and Media M&A Shows Immediate Resilience

BDO M&A data for the 12 months that have passed since the Brexit vote may come as surprises to some. For one, deal totals in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sectors shot up in the second half of 2016. Deal totals across domestic and international mergers and...


By Christian Goetz | 19 July 2017

An Australian Look at Risks Facing Telecoms

In connection with the publication of the third annual BDO Telecoms Risk Factor report, I spoke with my colleague and telecoms expert Sebastian Stevens, Partner, Corporate Finance BDO Australia. The conversation covered general risks facing the telecoms industry today, as well...


By Christian Goetz | 17 July 2017

BDO experts: here are the smart telecoms acquisitions from the last 12 months

The publication of BDO’s annual Telecoms Risk Factor report is a good opportunity to look at telecoms’ M&A activity. As mentioned several places in the report, telecoms have been spending big on M&A throughout 2016, as well as in early 2017. Part of the reason is that...


By Christian Goetz | 10 July 2017

Is Big Tech Looking To Steal More Than Half Of Telecoms’ Internet Market?

Big tech companies are taking to the skies, as the market for small satellites keeps growing. Their ventures could revolutionise internet access – but hold potential dangers for telecommunication companies.


By Christian Goetz | 27 June 2017

What is sending Telecoms Industry Risks to DEFCON 2?

Ask any telecommunications company, and they will tell you that the risks potentially affecting their business are growing.


By Andrew Viner | 05 June 2017

Why large consultancies like Accenture will continue to buy Media companies

Not to sound like a doomsayer from a Lord of the Rings-like realm, but there is an M&A war brewing in the digital media and data domain. Large, international consultancies like Accenture have thrown down the gauntlet to media and advertising companies who find themselves under...


By Jakob Sand | 26 May 2017

Why AI Isn’t The Silver Bullet For Your Cybersecurity Systems

The security industry is excited. So is the M&A market. So why isn’t the marriage between cybersecurity and artificial intelligence-systems a match made in heaven, destined to take care of all your security woes?Put simply, because its foundation remains flawed. Something...


By Jakob Sand | 24 May 2017

Five Cybersecurity Questions Help Decide What Your Company Is Worth

Cybersecurity is playing an ever-increasing role in relation to companies’ value. Something BDO cybersecurity and valuation experts know first-hand.


By Jakob Sand | 03 May 2017

Your Changing Shopping Habits Are Creating New Software

The move away from physical stores to online shopping is doing much more than making our lives easier and Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos incredibly rich. It is leading to completely new kinds of software solutions that would never have seen the light of day if we hadn’t started...


By Jakob Sand | 03 April 2017

Here Are The Prices - What Kind Of Driverless Car Subscription Service Do You Want?

The central question about driverless cars has changed from if they are coming to when it will happen.This fact leads to a new question: what are you actually going to pay for using them?