Mobile Market Monitor: Chinese companies take a lead to drive mobile funding growth

April 15, 2016  | Subscribers Only

Abel Nevarez Abel Nevarez Research Analyst II, Mobile and Telecoms
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Mobile content, services and hardware companies raised almost $13bn in disclosed funding in Q1 2015. In addition, M&A activity in Q1 2016 increased noticeably from the preivous slump in Q4 2015 with a total of 72 deals, an increase of 63% from the previous quarter.


  • Q1 2016 Top funding deals
  • Operator investments in value-added service companies
  • Specialist services attract interest from big Social and Communications apps
  • The rise of virtual reality

In this report:

  • Mobile funding and M&A deals
  • Operator-led investments
  • Regional country analysis
  • M&A spotlight on Social and Communication deals
  • Funding spotlight on virtual reality

List of tables and charts:

  • Mobile M&A historical deals volume
  • M&A deals per category, Q1 2016
  • Select Social and Communications M&A deals
  • Mobile funding historical - quarterly total values ($m)
  • Mobile funding historical
  • Average funding amount, by round series YoY comparison ($m), Q1 2016
  • Funding by category (%), Q1 2016
  • Funding by category, Q1 2016
  • Q1 2016 Top funding deals
  • Select Q1 2016 operator funding deals
  • Q1 2016: Top number of deals by country (with five deals or more)
  • Q1 2016: Top disclosed funding amounts by country (%)
  • Select virtual reality funding deals
  • Virtual reality headset platform sales volume forecast

Number of pages: 12

Number of Tables and Charts: 14

Abel Nevarez

Research Analyst II, Mobile and Telecoms

Abel Nevarez covers mobile network infrastructure trends and activity.

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