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At Megabuyte, we capture, seek out, filter, analyse and then consolidate a range of published and proprietary data and information sources, distilling them into a contextually-relevant suite of 'need-to-know' corporate and financial intelligence.

Analysis that makes ​a difference

In today’s ‘information age’ it’s easy to assume that pretty much any information you need is readily available.

But you’d be​ wrong.  Quantity is not quality. 

Anodyne corporate statements overlaid with a bit of superficial analysis (often inaccurate or ill-informed), don’t tell you much, if anything, of use.   Or, more often, that decision-critical pearl of information you’re seeking just isn’t available from public sources.

This is exactly why Megabuyte was launched – to deliver a comprehensive and unvarnished source of ‘need-to-know’ information and insights. 

Our services paint a contextually-relevant, in-depth and informed picture of the market, its companies (both established market leaders and up-and-coming businesses) and the people behind those businesses. 

Learn more about our full suite of News & Intelligence below, and then apply for a Free Trial.

How do we do it?

We combine publicly available data sources with our own proprietary content underpinned by our broad and established board level relationships within the sector, and then overlay it with rigorous analysis and incisive commentary to present contextually-relevant news and data.

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Unparalleled depth of coverage

The breadth of the research is unique with additional detail, down to peer group level.
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Megabuyte reports are an extremely efficient way of keeping track of trends in specific niche verticals we actively want to invest in
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our news and intelligence services

News and Analysis

A comprehensive suite of news and information services widely regarded by many leading CEOs and investors to be an indispensable aid to their strategic decision making.

Daily Newswire

Delivered at 9am each working day, Daily Newswire Plus provides breaking news and the first view of the day on company results, trading updates and M&A activity as well as Megabuyte ‘First Thoughts’, our non-nonsense interpretation of the morning’s events and their implications. Over 1,000 of the technology sector’s key opinion formers read Megabuyte Newswire every day.

Sector Commentary

Megabuyte’s incisive industry commentary addresses the issues of key importance to the sector, encompassing peer group dynamics, technology trends and M&A, capital markets and private equity activity in the technology sector. 

Company Analysis

In addition to our company news and commentary, we also publish in-depth company analysis providing our view of the company’s market environment, competitive positioning, financial dynamics and strategic development.

Global View

Although the focus of our service is UK based technology companies, through Global View, we put this analysis into context by tracking the results and corporate news of the world’s leading technology companies.

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Specific information requirements not covered by our off-the-shelf News and Intelligence services? Then perhaps our Consultancy services can help.

Megabuyte Reports

Designed specifically to provide actionable insights, Megabuyte Reports analyse developments in individual companies, peer group dynamics, technology trends and corporate activity within the Megabuyte universe of companies.

Company Reports

Company reports present an independent, expert view on a company based on our in-depth knowledge of both its business & peer group. Publication is selective, focusing on companies of particular interest within peer groups.

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Peer Group Analysis

Most people look at the technology sector as a series of sub sectors and we’re no different. At the core of our Megabuyte Report service is a structured series of research streams on each market segment, which we call peer groups. For each or our eight peer groups, we provide an annual review covering technology trends, the trading environment, share price and valuations and analysis of corporate activity in that part of the market.

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Corporate Activity

Our corporate activity reports specifically address M&A, private equity and capital markets trends within the UK and global technology sector.

See our Corporate Activity reports.

Technology Trends

In line with the needs of board level executives, their investors and advisers, our Technology Trends reports are designed to help readers understand how technology trends will impact competitive and strategic positioning.

Go to Technology Trends reports.

Included as part of our Premium Plus and Premium Extra subscriptions or through "Pay-as-you-go" for Premium and non-subscribers. Learn more here.

Megabuyte Database

Our database contains detailed profiles on all of the companies, we track segmented into logical peer groups so that you can easily access the data you need. But, the Megabuyte Database is so much more than a comment and data repository; with our powerful search and filtering tools, you are able to pull out data that is relevant to you quickly and easily empowering your business development decisions. As such, the Megabuyte Database provides a 360 degree view of companies, people, transactions and investors of interest to our subscribers.

Company profiles

The Megabuyte database contains profiles of over 700 European technology companies and we are adding new companies at the rate of 3-4 per month. For each company, users can see up to four years of Megabuyte commentary, historic financial analysis, estimates, valuation metrics and Megabuyte peer group metrics and valuation stats.


In 2011, we also introduced an extensive and fully searchable database of over 1,000 director profiles which are linked to relevant company profiles.

Deals database

Our new deals database offers a proprietary 360° view on all strategic transactions for the 500 companies currently under Megabuyte coverage. Transaction values range from micro deals (sub £5 million) to large (over £100m) and are categorised into five deal size bandings. Deals database includes 360° transaction profiles, accurate deal valuations, peer group comparisons, powerful deal filtering functionality and intuitively structured data.

Peer Group analysis

We organise all of the companies we cover into peer groups and, in some cases, also industry groups. Our Peer Group sections provide news, operating metrics and valuation statistics for eight peer groups.

Sophisticated user tools

All companies on the database are tagged in a variety of ways such that, using our company filter facility, users can filter companies by activity, vertical market, size and ownership status to arrive at a bespoke peer group. Subscribers can also access our advanced search facility enabling them to sift through over 5,000 individual news and analysis pieces by keywords, sector, industry or tag.

Database alerts

In addition to the Newswire service, Premium Plus users also receive database alerts when a new company is added to the database or when we publish a detailed company analysis piece. In this way, users can keep track of companies of interest, even if they are not commented on in the daily Newswire.

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