The technology deal market has displayed tremendous performance over recent years. In terms of total transaction size, the M&A market as a whole increased 4.1 percent in 2012-213 – but the technology M&A sub-sector increased 30.5 percent during the same period. Technology deals overtook the energy, mining and utilities sector for the first time since 2006 and accounted for 23 percent of global M&A activity in 2013. Increasingly, technology firms are using M&A to move into new areas and transactions are being driven by growing demands for reliable and secure mobile infrastructure.
FW spoke to Susan Blanco at Houlihan Lokey, Nick Abrahams, at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia and James Klein at Penningtons Manches LLP about M&A in the tech sector.
TalkingPoint: M&A in the tech sector: outlook for 2014