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Research and Markets: Mobile Market Monitor: Funding and M&A Trends Q3 2009 - with 36 Deals Accounted for, This is the Most Active Quarter since Q1 2008

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/1fcbe6/mobile_market_moni) has announced the addition of Screen Digest's new report "Mobile Market Monitor: Funding and M&A trends Q3 2009" to their offering.


  • Q3 2009 has seen a significant increase on the M&A front. With 36 deals accounted for, this is the most active quarter since Q1 2008.
  • The big players have been noticeably active in their acquisitions, including Nokia, Apple, Google, Research in Motion, NTT DoCoMo, AT&T and Yahoo, indicating that the market may be ripe for buyouts.
  • With four acquisitions in Q3 alone, Nokia was the most active major player.
  • On a year-on-year basis the number of funding deals grew 155% to 67 deals. The number of deals grew 148% compared to the 45 recorded in Q2 2009 and in terms of value, the total Q3 2009 recorded funding volume shrank 6% year-on-year to $530m, which also represents a significant 180% uptake compared to the previous quarter.
  • The average deal value grew from $6.5m in Q2 2009 to $7.9m.
  • Screen Digest has looked at the European funding deals on record over the past 24 months (starting October 2007 and the UK leads the EU mobile funding scene by a considerable margin, with no less than 49 deals.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Mobile M&A: ripe market for consolidation
  • Company M&A Spotlight: Nokia
  • Mobile funding: is the worst behind us?
  • An uptake felt in all categories
  • Q3 2009: top funding deals in mobile
  • Regional analysis: UK king of Europe
  • Activity Spotlight: Mobile UGC & Social Networking

Companies Mentioned:

  • Nokia
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Research in Motion
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • AT&T
  • Yahoo
  • Novarra
  • PacketVideo
  • Shozu
  • Yicha

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/1fcbe6/mobile_market_moni

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