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IoT Acquisitions Accelerate the Creation of Digital Business Growth for the Industrial Sector

Published: 07 March 2018

ID: G00332813

Analyst(s): Eric Goodness


Industrial CIOs pursuing IoT-enabled digital innovation must consider M&As as part of a strategy to accelerate innovation. This research reviews the acquisition of IoT companies by industrial enterprises and the practices followed to ensure IoT M&A success.

Table Of Contents


  • Decision to Acquire an IoT Technology Company
  • IoT "Techquisitions"
    • Representative IoT Techquisitions and Outcomes
  • Common Practices Revealed for Identifying and Executing IoT Techquisitions
    • Identify Digital Business Value
    • Partnering
    • Alliances Predicated on Incubation and Investment
    • External Expertise and Guidance

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