"The landscape of big data is very US centric, with almost every European company operating in the space now at least partially relocated to the US.
That's the news coming from Peter Globokar, the managing director of Mooreland Partners, which specializes in providing global mergers and acquisitions advisory services. "The European landscape is not very deep," he told me by phone yesterday. "The overall geometry of the market is one that means everything moves towards the US. Some companies in the landscape will go public, and the place to do this is the US. A lot of the other businesses will start to be absorbed by US players."