Archive for July 30th, 2019

Technology M&A in Q2 2019 was driven by consolidation in the market with deal value totaling $113b across 823 acquisitions. Major deals in Q2 focused on mature industries rather than high-growth verticals that have led deal volume in recent quarters. Habitual acquirers Google and Salesforce each announced major deals, with Salesforce announcing its largest acquisition to date with its $15b all-stock purchase of Tableau and Google announcing its own $2.6b acquisition of Tableau competitor Looker. Strategic acquirers are paying premiums for synergistic deals with the top 50 largest disclosed corporate deals having a median revenue multiple of 5.7x through Q2 2019, the second highest median multiple since 2012.
Q2 2019 ViewPoint Released
Our Quarterly ViewPoint for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 has been released. The ViewPoint is a summary of trends, stock index performances, public valuation multiples, and relevant M&A activity in the services, software, and communications sectors.
Doug Ellis
Managing Partner
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