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Mobile Sector Bucking The M&A Trend

2009 has seen a major turnaround in M&A activity in the mobile sector with YTD transaction value reaching $603m vs. $340m in 2008 – an increase of 77%. With the emergence of higher speed networks, OS based smartphones, and the convergence of mobile phones and computers, the mobile infrastructure and ecosystem are in place for the industry to enter a new level of monetisation. As the industry is experiencing rapid change, particularly through the entrance of new competitors like Apple and Google, we are seeing a number of acquisition strategies emerge. It is our belief that over the next two years the number of acquisitions as well as their value will increase. GP Bullhound acted as the exclusive advisor to Player X in their sale to ZED earlier this year. You are receiving this message because you are registered as a contact of GP Bullhound. If you feel that you have received this message in error, or if you would not like to receive future communications and newsletters, please reply to this email with REMOVE in the subject line. GP Bullhound is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority GP Bullhound acted as the exclusive advisor to Player X in their sale to ZED earlier this year. You are receiving this message because you are registered as a contact of GP Bullhound. If you feel that you have received this message in error, or if you would not like to receive future communications and newsletters, please reply to this email with REMOVE in the subject line. GP Bullhound is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.