This report analyzes the M&A activity and investments for the 16 platform companies in the Platform Funding and M&A Tracker. This develops strategic insight as they build capabilities and form alliances to tap emerging opportunities.
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Senior Analyst, Digital Consumer Platforms
As part of Omdia’s digital consumer platforms team, Seth produces reports on their investments and funding of startups, their merger and acquisition activity, performance and platform developments such as new product directions, and the impact of regulatory changes upon them.
Prior to joining Omdia, formerly IHS Markit, Seth was a telecoms research analyst at the World Markets Research Centre (WMRC) in 2006. After his social media analyst roles with Kantar, Seth returned to the telecoms team at IHS Markit in 2015.
Seth holds a Master of Science in human communications and computing from the University of Bath, UK, where he researched on design optimization and usability testing of mobile devices. After graduation, his roles developed from usability analytics toward the research analyst role, initially looking at emerging mobile services and operator portals.
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Funding and M&A Market Monitor - 2018
Report / 02 Jul 2019 / Jun Wen Woo
The number of funding deals by consumer platform companies increased in 2018. Commerce & Retail, Health/Wellness and Transport, Travel, Navigation, Logistics are the top three categories funded by consumer platform companies in terms of the number of deals. M&A activity of platform companies decreased last year and Google was the top acquirer in 2018.
Funding and M&A Market Monitor - 2019
Report / 13 May 2020 / Jun Wen Woo
Omdia’s report tracks funding and M&A activity for 15 major platform companies. Funding activity saw a significant downturn in 2019 as platform companies pulled back investing in most sectors, except developer tools and analytics.
Platform Funding and M&A Tracker – 2H20
Report / 22 Mar 2021 / Seth Wallis-Jones
This database tracks and summarizes available information on investment funding deals and the M&A activity of 15 consumer platform companies: Alibaba, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Baidu, Facebook, Kakao, Microsoft, Naver, Paypal, Rakuten, Snap, Tencent, Twitter, and Yandex.
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