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Evolution of the Internet of Things - an M&A perspective

Internet of Things (IoT) Spot On


Spending on cutting-edge IoT technology has been huge, with US$863 million invested between 2017 and 2019. Despite the current condition of the world economy, only moderate slowdown is expected, with companies needing to adapt to new technology faster. The manufacturing sector is responsible for the highest number of IoT target takeovers, followed by retail and healthcare. Jan P. Hatje, Oaklins’ IoT specialist, shares his thoughts on the industry, plus we have insightful views from each corner of the globe thanks to our experienced colleagues:


  • Strong appetite for IoT acquisitions in the Nordics: Kim Harpøth Jespersen, Partner, Copenhagen

  • The impact of COVID-19 on IoT: Jonathan Tooth, Director, Melbourne

  • Food and agro sectors to fuel IoT advancements in Brazil: Frederico Toledo, Senior Associate, São Paulo

The relevance and impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on the economy, and on society in general, has continuously grown in recent years. With better infrastructure, sophisticated devices and software solutions, IoT is deeply involved not only in industrial production processes but also our daily life. Oaklins’ IoT team has solid expertise in the industry, not only in recognizing and understanding trends but also M&A rationale and strategic drivers.


Our case study features the sale of Garz & Fricke, a successful Hamburg-based provider of embedded systems and IoT solutions, to AFINUM Management GmbH, an independent investment company.


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Oaklins IoT Spot On July 2020
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