Automotive Technology M&A on Track For 100 Deals in 2018 as Driver Behaviour Undergoes a Revolution Says Hampleton Report

AI, AV simulation, mapping software, cybersecurity and traffic safety companies in demand as auto companies fight for future market share London, UK – 3 October 2018, The latest Automotive M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisors, Hampleton Partners, outlines how the world’s automotive manufacturers are competing fiercely with suppliers as well as newer market entrants, such as Waymo and Tesla, to acquire the cutting-edge auto businesses and technologies that are transforming the future of personal mobility and commercial transport. Hampleton estimates that the market is on track…

Read More

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…

Read More

INCA calls for shared 5G spectrum following new report

Independent report highlights the importance of Fixed Wireless Access in meeting UK broadband targets London, UK, June 25, 2018: UK broadband regulator Ofcom needs to consider new approaches to spectrum management to realise the full possibilities of 5G across the country, INCA CEO Malcolm Corbett said today, as a new report revealed Fixed Wireless Access can play a crucial role in delivering high-speed broadband across the country. Commissioned by INCA and UKWISPA and conducted by Plum Consulting, the report ‘High performance wireless broadband: an opportunity for rural and enterprise 5G’…

Read More

Retail Contactability – The Definitive Dozen: Research report reveals top 12 UK retailers using optimal technology mix to deliver greatest customer contactability

May 2018 – New research from Yonder Digital Group has identified which top retailers are most successfully deploying contact technology and channels to make it easy for consumers to get in touch with them. The research analysed how readily UK consumers could get in touch with retailers via their preferred channel and evaluated how effectively customer contact technologies (including chatbots, livechat AI, FAQ engines, intelligent forms, live call routing, etc.) had been integrated to provide seamless customer service. With 81% of consumers taking their business elsewhere if their queries aren’t…

Read More

Mobileum launches new research report: The New Rules of Roaming and how Mobile Operators should play to win

March 2018, Cupertino, California Mobileum, the leader in roaming and traveller data analytics, announces new research aimed at telecom service providers looking to understand key trends and identify new opportunities to transform and monetize roaming business in an increasingly disrupted marketplace. A key finding is that initiatives in customer behavorial analytics, and new predictive models, can deliver accurate conclusions of roaming customers, with clear graphical representation of results. An analytics based approach enables operators to take immediate action to improve the customer experience for travellers. A joint effort by the…

Read More

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…

Read More

LS telcom examines options to improve digital connectivity on Britain’s railway

London, UK, Lichtenau / Baden, Germany, 9th January 2018 – LS telcom UK has produced a report for Britain’s railway to support improved digital connectivity for customers. The research project was commissioned by the Rail Safety and Standards Board on behalf of the Future Communications and Positioning Systems Advisory Group. The research report proposes a 3 to 5-year technology roadmap, and identifies commercial deployment models for improving high-speed mobile internet connectivity for passengers, as well as passenger and freight train operations. According to the study, wireless technology solutions including a…

Read More

Analyst report identifies PIM as vital piece of retail tech puzzle

Global analyst firm highlights vital importance of Product Information Management and points to UK vendor, Pimberly, for cloud solution Analyst firm Forrester’s global Product Information Management (PIM) report has identified PIM as a vital differentiator for retail, ecommerce and distribution businesses. Vendor Landscape: Product Information Management (PIM), Q3 2017 introduces digital business leaders to the modern PIM landscape as well as an overview of the vendors, including the UK’s Pimberly, whose solutions are empowering teams to tell their product stories across a constellation of touchpoints. Key takeaways identified by the…

Read More

New report from CREST highlights the need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control Systems

A lack of standards-based technical security testing is putting industrial control environments and critical national infrastructure at risk 29 June 2017: There is a pressing need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control System (ICS) environments to avoid future breaches that could impact critical national infrastructure concludes CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation body representing the technical information security industry, in its latest position paper, ‘Industrial Control Systems: Technical Security Assurance’. The report highlights a number of challenges and suggests that more technical security testing has a significant role to play in…

Read More

Data Science Could Boost Global Prepaid Market by USD $70 Billion

Report Reveals Mobile Financial Services, Rooted in Data Science, Drive Digital Transformation by Increasing ARPU, Reducing Churn and Doubling Lifetime Value SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2017 – A new report by Juvo, the pioneer in mobile Identity Scoring, reveals that data-science driven mobile financial services will significantly impact the global pre-paid market, increasing operator revenues by as much as USD $70 billion. The report, Data Science: Driving Mobile Operator Digital Transformation, demonstrates how establishing financial identities for prepaid subscribers improves operators’ business performance and their broader pursuit of digital transformation,…

Read More