Digital Marketing & eCommerce M&A volumes and values rebound in the fight for consumer attention and spend

London, UK – 7 September 2018 – As Amazon hits a trillion dollar valuation, Hampleton Partners’ latest M&A Market Reports on e-Commerce and Digital Marketing reveal that the number of deals in both sectors is rebounding after the slowdown which started in Q2 2017. Associated transaction values are rocketing to the near record-peaks achieved in Q4 2015. This rebound is emblematic of established retailers and online players buying-out competitors or snapping-up individual online retail niches and e-Commerce capabilities. With competition intensifying, such strategic deals are enabling them to re-position in…

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RiskIQ finds Ticketmaster breach part of massive credit card skimming campaign affecting over 800 e-commerce sites

London, UK – July 10, 2018 – RiskIQ, the leader in digital threat management, today revealed that its researchers have discovered that the recent breach of Ticketmaster was not a one-off event as initially reported, but part of a massive digital credit card-skimming campaign by the threat group Magecart affecting over 800 e-commerce sites around the world. The report highlights how Magecart has evolved tactically from hacking sites directly, to now targeting widely used third-party components. This approach grants them access to even more victims-sometimes 10,000 or more instantly. According…

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Online Food Retailing A Major Driver Of E-Commerce M&A Deals In The ‘Amazon Economy’ Reveals Hampleton Partners’ Report

London, 8 March 2018 – Hampleton Partners, the international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, releases its E-Commerce M&A Market Report today, outlining how challenging the environment is for any company providing goods and services, not just on the high street, but online in the growing ‘Amazon economy’. In an age where anything – from screws to private jets – can be purchased at the touch of a keypad, the report reveals that it was consumers’ most basic need which fueled e-commerce M&A in the second half of 2017: food. From GrubHub…

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New E-commerce fulfilment survey finds evidence of retailer growing pains

Business is booming for online retailers but only half are happy with their fulfilment operations London – 19 June 2017: Business is booming for e-commerce retailers according to a new global* market study announced today by Peoplevox, a leading expert e-commerce Warehouse Management System (WMS) provider. Peoplevox’s “The 2017 E-Commerce Fulfilment Report” found sales of 82% of the e-commerce and multichannel businesses taking part had increased in 2016, with only 6% reporting a decrease in orders. While many voiced concerns over increasing competition, Brexit and currency fluctuations, the majority (88%)…

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