Cutting Edge: Tech M&A is Powering Deal Markets

Report 2 November

Cutting Edge: Tech M&A is Powering Deal Markets

The evolution of digitalization and tech adoption is continuous, catalyzed by bursts of disruption. These cycles ensure technology’s place as a prime source for value creation, even in the face of volatility. Based on a survey of 300 global dealmakers, this report captures investor sentiment towards M&A in the TMT sector and aims to understand where acquirers see the greatest potential for deals in the near term as they plot a path forward.

Highlights include:

  • 80% of PE firms and 71% of corporates expect aggregate tech M&A deal volumes to increase over the next 12 months compared to the previous 12 months.
  • Most respondents expect shareholder activism related to tech M&A to increase over the next three years, including almost half of European respondents (47%) and 41% of their APAC peers who expect the increase to be significant.
  • Regarding the tech subsectors that respondents expect to offer the best M&A opportunities over the next 12 months, 51% point first and foremost to artificial intelligence (AI).
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