Internet & Digital Media
Internet & Digital Media
Internet & Digital Media

Investment Banking | Internet & Digital Media

The Stifel Global Technology Group has a broad and extensive track record advising clients in the global internet and digital media ecosystem on strategic and financing initiatives, including M&A and capital fundraising. Our team brings deep domain expertise and far-reaching relationships in the following key segments:

  • Consumer e-commerce platforms, omni-channel commerce, and direct-to-consumer brands
  • Online transactional marketplaces and peer-to-peer/gig economy platforms
  • Mobile apps
  • Social networks and communities
  • Online video, streaming video on demand (SVOD), and over-the-top (OTT) platforms
  • Advertising technologies and platforms
  • Gaming and interactive entertainment
  • Vertical expertise in online travel, online real estate, and food tech

Our Internet and Digital Media bankers offer a unique perspective. Some of our key team members have joined us with years of operating and investing experience in interactive media industries.

Key trends driving M&A and capital-raising activity in internet and digital media today include:

  • Full mobile penetration and the always-on, connected consumer driving rapid changes in consumption models and patterns
  • Content producers — from games publishers to multi-channel networks — aiming to shorten time to market and cut content product costs dramatically by leveraging technology to become highly KPI driven and metrics focused
  • Evolution of traditional e-commerce toward e-commerce 3.0, driven by the connection of audiences to social media, the curation of highly targeted product and service offerings, and omnichannel
  • The pervasive use of gamification to drive audience engagement
  • Increasing domination of Google and Facebook in online marketing, generating demand for innovation and new business models in digital advertising
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Dollar volume represents full credit to each underwriter. All transaction announcements appear as a matter of record only. Stifel collectively refers to Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and other affiliated broker-dealer subsidiaries of Stifel Financial Corp. Unless otherwise indicated, information presented herein with respect to the experience of Stifel also includes transactions effected and matters conducted by companies acquired by Stifel (including pending acquisitions publicly announced by Stifel).

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Dollar volume represents full credit to each underwriter. All transaction announcements appear as a matter of record only. Stifel collectively refers to Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and other affiliated broker-dealer subsidiaries of Stifel Financial Corp. Unless otherwise indicated, information presented herein with respect to the experience of Stifel also includes transactions effected and matters conducted by companies acquired by Stifel (including pending acquisitions publicly announced by Stifel).