Tech & Media Watch Blog

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?

By Jakob Sand | 21 March 2017

What Is Happening To Ad And Marketing Tech M&A In 6 Charts

Looking at advertising and marketing tech M&A data from the BDO M&A database shows that 2016 saw the industry bounce back after a slightly slow 2015. 

By Jakob Sand | 14 March 2017

Second Generation Ad-Tech Switches From ‘Shotgun Method’ to Sniper Rifle

The reason is the AI capabilities and sophistication levels of a new generation of ad tech solutions, which enable advertisers to understand consumer behaviour and target their ads much more efficiently.

By Andrew Viner | 28 February 2017

Is Everyone About To Buy UK Tech, Media and Telecoms Companies?

If I were a journalist, I’d say that UK companies in the technology, media and telecoms industries are going to be selling like hot cakes in the coming months.

By Jakob Sand | 22 February 2017

US Media M&A Will Turn Old, Big Telecom Losers Into Future Winners

In America, telecom companies are moving from yesterday’s losers to tomorrow’s winners thanks to their extremely deep pockets and willingness to buy up companies.

By Andrew Viner | 14 February 2017

BDO Report: Special Relationship At Top Of Media M&A Trends

BDO analysis of M&A data for the media industry shows how 2016 was a bumper year for cross-Atlantic deals involving companies in USA and the United Kingdom.The trend is one of several identified in the latest Media Talk report from BDO UK. The report offers an in-depth study...