Artificial Intelligence M&A and VC Funding Update, Q2 and YTD 2017

 

August 1, 2017 – Solganick & Co. issues new Artificial Intelligence (AI) M&A and VC Funding Update for Q2 and YTD 2017.

You can download the complete report here: Solganick & Co Artificial Intelligence M&A Update – Q2 and YTD 2017

The following summarizes the report:

  • The total capital invested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) companies has already reached an all-time high of $22.9 Billion this year at a deal count of 914.
  • Q1’17 maintains the most active AI M&A quarter status in terms of deal volume as Q2’17 registers lesser number of deals. Overall deal activity is up both YoY as well as quarterly when compared to previous years.
  • As Venture Funding continues to increase, 2017 saw an exponential growth in AI M&A activity as well as PE funding in terms of the total capital investment. An increase in the early stage and late stage VC funding as compared to previous years suggests a positive M&A market in the future.
  • Investments in Artificial Intelligence from the Middle East increased steeply in 2017 as the year also witnessed a dip in capital from the States.
  • Israel- the reason behind the spike in Middle East investments – represents 26.33% of the capital invested in AI. The United States continues to hold a strong 49.43% of the total share.
  • Google is the most active acquirer in the AI space along with Apple, Facebook, Intel, Microsoft and Twitter as the top active companies.

 

Solganick & Co. is an independent investment bank and M&A advisory firm focused exclusively on the technology and digital media industry sectors. For more information, please contact us.

Report: Solganick & Co Artificial Intelligence M&A Update – Q2 and YTD 2017

 

 

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