This IDC study provides an overview and analysis of M&A deals in 2Q14 across all major sectors of the information and communication technology (ICT) industry, including enterprise IT infrastructure, telecommunications, enterprise applications, IT services, semiconductors and components, and digital media.
"The second quarter of 2014 continued the trend from the beginning of the year as M&A spending and deal volume reached new record levels. With almost $300 billion in total disclosed deal value in the first half of 2014, ICT M&A spending is on track to hit a whopping $600 billion for the full year — levels that have not been seen since the heydays of the Internet boom at the late 1990s. Coupled with the increase in IPO activity and company valuations, the ICT exit market is in the midst of a major comeback and is expected to continue flourishing in the near future." — Dan Yachin, research director, IDC EMEA Emerging Technologies
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