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 TechnologiesPlease Note: Extended description available upon request.