We recently completed some research into global M&A activity in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning sector. It won’t surprise anyone to know that M&A activity is on the rise, but the level of upturn in the last couple of years is staggering. We identified 98 M&A transactions globally in the AI sector for the period January – October 2017, up from 74 and 44 in the whole of 2016 and 2015 respectively. Other interesting insights include the rapid expansion in the buyer universe, as traditional companies such as Ford and GE make plays in the space, the wide spread of industries and functions being impacted, and the global distribution of talent beyond the North American market.
Julie Langley presents findings with Campaign