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1Q15 Tech M&A and IPO Analysis Report

1Q15 Tech M&A and IPO Analysis Report

This IDC study provides an overview and analysis of M&A deals in 1Q15 across all major sectors of the information and communication technology industry, including enterprise IT infrastructure, telecommunications, enterprise applications, IT services, semiconductors and components, digital media, and others. It also discusses the different business, financial, and technology trends affecting M&A activities in the ICT industry.

"ICT M&A activity continued to spike in 1Q15, setting new quarterly record levels of deal value and volume. The M&A surge is being fueled by an unprecedented streak of telecom service providers megadeals, which is pushing the total ICT M&A spending to new heights, and is showing no signs of slowing down. At the same time, various 3rd Platform emerging technology fields are rapidly moving into the mainstream. As a result, M&A activity in areas such as cloud, IoT, mobile, and cybersecurity is picking up, while company valuations — whether established public companies or start-ups — are skyrocketing. As VC and PE firms continue to inject huge amounts of funding into later-stage high-flying companies at high valuations, many IPO candidates currently prefer to raise private funds at favorable terms instead of going public." — Dan Yachin, research director, IDC EMEA Emerging Technologies

Please Note: Extended description available upon request.

IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
1Q15 Global ICT M&A and IPO Trends
Private Equity M&A
The IPO Market
Sector Trend Analysis
Enterprise Applications
Big Data
Other Enterprise Applications Deals
Enterprise IT Infrastructure
Hosting Infrastructure
Software Defined Infrastructure
Other IT Infrastructure Deals
Service Providers
Digital Media
Digital Applications
Semiconductors and Components
IT Services
Other ICT M&A Deals
Future Outlook
M&A and IPO Scenarios
Essential Guidance
For Investors
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Table: Top 20 M&As by Deal Value, 1Q15
Table: Notable Private Equity Deals, 1Q15
Table: Top ICT IPOs, 1Q15
Table: Notable Enterprise Applications M&As, 1Q15
Table: Notable IT Infrastructure M&As, 1Q15
Table: Notable Telecommunications M&As, 1Q15
Table: Notable Digital Media M&As, 1Q15
Table: Notable Semiconductors and Components M&As, 1Q15
Table: Notable IT Services M&As, 1Q15
Table: Notable Other ICT M&As, 1Q15
Figure: M&A Disclosed Deal Value, 1Q11–1Q15
Figure: M&A Average Disclosed Deal Size and Disclosed Deal Volume, 1Q11–1Q15
Figure: M&A Average Disclosed Deal Volumes, 1Q11–1Q15
Figure: M&A Disclosed Deal Volume by Value Range, 1Q15
Figure: M&A Deal Volume by Sector, 1Q15
Figure: M&A Deals Breakdown by Main Sector, 1Q13–1Q15
Figure: M&A Spending by Sector, 1Q15
Figure: M&A Deals Breakdown by Region, 1Q15

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