The internet is the biggest revolution in industrial history, and its commercial impact is immense.
Altium views eCommerce as a powerful and vibrant sector, with key players becoming increasingly profitable. Smaller and more innovative businesses are now acquisition targets for media companies and other larger competitors, and the growing profitability of eCommerce and Internet businesses makes the sector more attractive for leveraged buy-outs and private equity.
As a consequence, we expect this sector to be characterised by high levels of M&A activity.
eCommerce & Internet business models are highly differentiated and the interactions are complex. In addition, technological evolution is extremely rapid and often ‘game changing’.
Altium’s dedicated pan-European team has been active in this sector since its inception and consequently has a detailed understanding of the market dynamics – essential knowledge for an advisor in this area.
Our long-standing experience has resulted in the development of strong relationships with Europe’s key players, investors and potential buyers. Since just 2008, we have advised on over 30 eCommerce & Internet transactions in Europe.