GP Bullhound predicts the top 10 technology trends for 2016

London and San Francisco, 14 January 2016 – GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, has today released its top ten technology trends predictions for 2016, based on its own analysis of investment and acquisition activity and insights provided by its international team. The report touches upon a wide range of topics across the technology landscape.

Alec Dafferner, Partner of GP Bullhound, commented: “Investment activity across the global technology landscape continued to increase in 2015, defined by $624 billion in aggregate M&A activity, the highest annual level in history. Our technology predictions highlight the sectors set to attract substantial interest and investment in the coming year.”

“Technology advances at a rapid rate and 2016 will see sectors rise and fall. Virtual reality, connected devices and enterprise mobility are all being driven by high profile product releases and growing consumer penetration. However, drones, cybersecurity and even tech unicorns will come under increasing pressure to justify their hype.”

The report also profiles the tech companies to watch in 2016, in everything from digital media to connected devices.

Top 10 predictions in full:

1. Virtual reality becomes reality
2. “Quantified Self” transitions from niche to mainstream
3. Automobile industry ripe for innovation
4. Alternative lending continues to shine brightly in Fintech sector
5. Gaming giants fortify positions in top grossing charts
6. Digital video becomes more measured to keep growing up
7. “Deskless” workers come to forefront in enterprise mobility shift
8. Cybersecurity continues soul searching
9. Drones will fly into headwinds of uncertainty
10. Unicorn hunting now in season

To download the full report, please click here

Research Roundtables

The report will be presented at Roundtables in January and February in Paris, San Francisco, Stockholm, Malmö, Berlin, Munich, London and Manchester. For more information, please click here


For inquiries, please contact Alec Dafferner at [email protected]

About GP Bullhound

As dealmakers in technology, GP Bullhound provides independent strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions and private placements to entrepreneurs, companies and investors. By combining a true passion for innovation with great access to global buyers and capital across Europe, the US and Asia, GP Bullhound has completed transactions with many category leaders including Essence, Avito, Delivery Hero, Fjord,, Pingdom, Pozitron and Spotify. The firm was founded in London in 1999 and today also has offices in San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin and Manchester. For more information, please visit or follow on Twitter @GPBullhound

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