Read the Full Report: Current State of E-Commerce

Our Current State of E-Commerce report analyzes where retail business models are heading based on recent e-commerce acquisition, buyout and exit trends in the industry. The data, compiled by PitchBook, shows that brick-and-mortar is by no means dead. But, traditional retailers with no e-commerce offering should be thinking about potential acquisitions while there are still online options to choose from.

A few key highlights include:
  • 2016 saw 105 e-commerce M&A transactions totaling $17 billion, up from $10.51 billion in 2015 and $2.36 billion in 2014
  • 30 e-commerce buyouts totaled $6.13 billion in 2016, up from $2.23 billion in 2015 and $307.7 million in 2014
Read and download the full report for more on trends in e-commerce deal activity.

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