Huge backlog of M&A activity to happen.
The Commercial UAV market has seen more than 300 businesses receiving $3.2bn of VC investment since 2014, but only 64 M&A deals and IPOs – we believe there is a huge backlog of M&A activity to happen in the sector.
During the first half of 2019, there has been significant activity in the services space including Zipline’s $190m fundraise and Robotic Skies’ investment from Boeing’s Horizon X Ventures – but limited pure-play software activity.
We anticipate a continued flow of high-profile deals in the next 12-24 months as successful VC investments are sold to private equity firms, trade buyers and the IPO market.
This report focuses on the Commercial UAV market and includes the following:
- Market Map – covering software, hardware and services
- Deal Activity – detailing H1 2019 fundraising and M&A exits
- Deal Trends – detailing funding and M&A exits since 2014
- Deal Data – detailed data of key transactions in H1 2019
Acuity is an active M&A advisor in the Commercial UAV market having advised on the sale of Cyberhawk to Magnesium Capital. We would welcome a conversation with you to share our perspective on the UAV market – please get in touch.