Mergermarket Private Equity Forum New York 2023

Mergermarket's brand-new event for the North American private equity community!

The Plaza, New York

26 Apr

Sector focus: TMT- mind the valuation gap

While the first half of 2022 continued to be strong for technology M&A in the US, deal activity plunged in the second half of the year. Despite this, technology M&A continues to attract the highest value and volume across all sectors, with a total of 513 PE transactions in the third quarter of 2022 worth US$88.8 billion, according to Mergermarket data. Volatility in the previous year has negatively impacted technology startup valuations and venture capital investment, creating valuation gaps between buyers and sellers, and it is likely that acquirers will be looking to capitalize on this pricing reset. Our panel of dealmakers and experts will discuss the opportunity set.

  • Market outlook-have lower technology valuations led to more opportunistic technology acquisitions in the US, and are strategic buyers acquiring early-stage companies?
  • Which tech industries have seen the most activity in the past 6 months?
  • Will we see an increase in divestitures, shedding of non-core assets and take-privates?
  • Transformational M&A- what are some recent examples of companies that have acquired new technologies to enhance their capabilities?
  • In light of recent events, how might technology deals and valuations be impacted going forwards?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Rachel Stone Charlottesville Bureau Chief MERGERMARKET Bio
    Emily Anderson Managing Director & Head of Sponsor Coverage UNION SQUARE ADVISORS Bio
    Lucy Dobrin Managing Director PROVIDENCE EQUITY PARTNERS Bio
    Ryan Hinkle Managing Director INSIGHT PARTNERS Bio
    Philip Hunter O'Brien Senior Director, Private Equity CDPQ Bio
    Mark Fariborz Partner, Private Equity, Member of the Management Committee BC PARTNERS Bio