How has the exit activity for video technology developed in the first half of 2019? This blog post explores video technology exit metrics through Q2 2019 and compares them to previous years. The graph below shows the number of video technology exits by year, stacked by quarters.
As the graphic demonstrates, video technology has seen a total of 15 exit events through Q2 of this year. This represents 71% of the total exits in 2018, and 94% of the exits through Q2 in 2018. Some of the exit events in Q2 2019 include Hulu’s acquisition by Disney Interactive, Magisto’s acquisition by Vimeo, and Fastly’s IPO.
A straight-line projection of the completed exit activity this year would come out to 30 exit events, which exceeds the total exits in 2018 by 43%. On the other hand, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 exit activity would come out to 20 exit events, which falls short of the total exits in 2018 by 6%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, video technology exit activity in 2019 is projected to be relatively on par with the exit activity in 2018.