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Insights

Keeping you informed about technology M&A trends and activity

Every month we publish a newsletter summarising recent technology M&A deals, every quarter we produce a report about the trends that we see, and we do an annual roundup at the end of each year.
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Latest Monthly Newsletters

March 2017 newsletter

Both the number and value of European TMT sector deals increased in March.

 

There was a 2% monthly increase in the number of deals and the aggregate value was 78% higher at $25 billion.

 

Valuation multiples in terms of the Price/Sales ratio decreased to 1.4 from 1.7 while the Price/EBITDA ratio increased from 7.9 to 8.8.

 

Listed technology companies, as represented by the UK TechMark index, gained 1.5% in March.

February 2017 newsletter

After a strong start to the year, February was a slower month for European technology sector M&A. The number of deals was 14% lower and the aggregate value was 30% lower at $14 billion.

 

Valuation multiples in terms of the Price/Sales ratio increased from 1.6 to 1.7 while the Price/EBITDA ratio eased down from 8.5 to 7.9.

 

Listed technology companies, as represented by the UK TechMark index, more than recovered from a 4.4% fall in January with a 5.4% gain in February.

January 2017 newsletter

European technology sector M&A got off to a strong start after two slower months, with 295 deals announced in January.

 

However, the aggregate deal value dropped to $20 billion, as there were fewer of the very large deals.

 

Valuation multiples in terms of the Price/Sales ratio increased from 1.3 to 1.6, while the Price/EBITDA ratio eased down from 8.8 to 8.5.

 

Listed technology companies, as represented by the UK TechMark index, did not have such a good start to the year, falling 4.4% in January.

December 2016 newsletter

There were 274 deals announced in the European TMT sector in December, which was an increase after a slowdown in November, but still 6% below the monthly average for the year.

 

The aggregate deal value increased to $27 billion, boosted by the Sky deal.

 

Valuation multiples in terms of the Price/EBITDA ratio increased from 8.7 to 8.8, and the Price/Sales ratio was unchanged at 1.3.

 

Listed technology companies, as represented by the UK TechMark index, gained 3.7% in December.

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2016 Annual Technology M&A Review