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STARTUP TRANSATLANTIC M&AS. EU vs US

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The common wisdom is that acquisitions have played a central role in Silicon Valley’s success, and that buying startups is one of the fastest ways for companies to embrace disruption and keep innovating.

But are these widely held beliefs actually true or just more of the many Silicon Valley myths? Are U.S. and Silicon Valley companies more acquisitive than the rest of the world and Europe in particular?
Mind the Bridge and CrunchBase have dug into CrunchBase database, to try to get some evidence of this phenomenon. As a result, a new report “Startup Transatlantic M&As. US vs EU” has been presented at the European Innovation Day conference on September 12th in Mountain View (CA

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STARTUP TRANSATLANTIC M&AS. EU vs US

  1. 1. SEC2SV European Innovation Day Computer History Museum, Mountain View (CA) September 12, 2016 Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge Twitter: @aonetti STARTUP TRANSATLANTIC M&AS EU VS US
  2. 2. ARE THESE BELIEFS TRUE OR JUST MORE OF THE MANY SILICON VALLEY MYTHS? Acquisitions have played a central role in Silicon Valley’s success Buying startups is one of the fastest ways for companies to embrace disruption and keep innovating ARE U.S. AND SILICON VALLEY COMPANIES MORE ACQUISITIVE?
  3. 3. New research by Mind the Bridge + CrunchBase 15,230 M&A transactions completed since 2012 6,414 startup acquisitions 5,925 performed by US and European companies STARTUP TRANSATLANTIC M&AS US VS EU
  4. 4. US AND EUROPEAN COMPANIES FOCUS THEIR M&A ACTIVITY IN THE US AND EUROPE
  5. 5. US COMPANIES ACQUIRE 4X STARTUPS THAN EU COMPANIES
  6. 6. US STARTUPS ARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN EUROPEAN ONES
  7. 7. 44% OF EUROPEAN STARTUPS ACQUIRED BY US COMPANIES
  8. 8. THE TOP 15 ACQUIRERS ARE ALL US 11 ARE FROM THE SILICON VALLEY
  9. 9. THE FIRST EUROPEAN COMPANY IS SAP (33RD) THE TOP 15 US COMPANIES ACQUIRE 6X THE TOP 15 MOST ACTIVE EUROPEAN COMPANIES HAVE ACQUIRED APPROXIMATELY THE SAME NUMBER OF STARTUPS THAN GOOGLE
  10. 10. LONDON IS THE EXIT CAPITAL FOR EUROPE (NO PUN INTENDED)
  11. 11. NOT ALL ECOSYSTEMS SHOW A POSITIVE M&A BALANCE BETWEEN THE SELL (EXITS) AND BUY (ACQUISITIONS) SIDE
  12. 12. THANK YOU DOWNLOAD THE REPORT ON WWW.MINDTHEBRIDGE.COM/RESEARCH

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