This IDC study provides an overview and analysis of M&A and IPO deals in 1Q11 across all major sectors of the information and communication technology (ICT) industry, including enterprise IT infrastructure, telecommunications, enterprise applications, IT services, semiconductors and components, Internet, and mobile. The accompanying spreadsheet tracks every M&A deal in 1Q11 by acquirer, target company, deal value where available, deal date, and technology area.
According to Dan Yachin, research director, IDC EMEA Emerging Technologies, "The first quarter of 2011 saw a significant pickup in ICT M&A activity, exceeding 2010 levels. Based on current indications, we believe that this trend will continue into 2011, which is likely to be the second consecutive year of growth in M&A volumes."
"An important development that can have a positive influence on M&A activity in the rest of 2011 and beyond is the continuous recovery of the IPO market, as evident in the successful debuts of companies such as Cornerstrone OnDemand and the strong pipeline of companies in registration for IPO."