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Information Technology M&A Market Review (2013)

18 February 2014

Gambit Corporate Finance LLP is pleased to announce the publication of its Information Technology M&A market review. 

Highlights from this quarter's review:

Key M&A Observations
UK businesses contemplating an exit should consider the current market as providing significant opportunities, arising from both corporate and private equity acquirers focused on consolidation with significant funding currently available. Transaction valuations have stabilised and have increased within the IT sector supported by more robust macro-economic fundamentals.....

Industry Overview
The IT sector enters 2014 with an optimism buoyed by improved corporate confidence, and building on increased M&A activity in 2013 (both for private companies and a resurgent IPO market) and improved valuation metrics for software and IT services.....

Feature Article: Creating specialist market leaders in UK IT
Simon Hitchcock, Partner at Lyceum Capital and non-executive director at Adapt Group, discusses private equity’s attraction to the IT sector and the development of market leading businesses in the sector.....

Public Comparables
The 21 public companies tracked by Gambit outperformed the FTSE All-Share Index by 5.1% in 2013, although the Software and Consultants / Infrastructure companies significantly outperformed, whilst certain Data Centre / Managed Hosting companies experienced a high level of volatility and downward pressure on share price.........

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