IT Sector M&A Review Q1 2015

Gambit Corporate Finance LLP is pleased to announce the publication of its latest Information Technology M&A market review for Q1 2015. Click here to view the full version.

Highlights from this quarter's review:

Key Observations

  • Valuation multiples improved for both software and IT services companies.
  • Improved US leverage multiples provide a significant opportunity for acquisitive US corporates.
  • Strategic buyers took advantage of improved liquidity to acquire quality assets, whilst a number of high profile exits for financial buyers reinforced investor appetite in the IT sector. 
  • Private equity's ability to fund software companies to transition from a licence model to SaaS represents a significant opportunity.

Feature Articles 

This edition presents two articles: 

  1. Is an IPO an appropriate strategy for small cap companies?
  2. US buyers and UK sellers: divided by a common language?Jon Gill, Partner, TLT LLP

 

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