2Q15 Tech M&A and IPO Analysis Report

2Q15 Tech M&A and IPO Analysis Report

This IDC study provides an overview and analysis of M&A deals in 2Q15 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. It also discusses the different business, financial, and technology trends affecting M&A activities in the ICT industry."2Q15 was another record quarter for ICT M&A activity with total disclosed deal value crossing the $200 billion mark for the first time since 2000. Total M&A spending in the first half of 2015 reached a whopping sum of nearly $400.0 billion —– almost the same as the total spending in full year 2014. While it's unlikely that these levels will become the new normal, the outlook for ICT M&A activity remains highly positive. Unless global economic conditions deteriorate, the combination of unprecedented growth opportunities in 3rd Platform–related technology fields; the ongoing consolidation in major markets such as telecom, semiconductors, and hosting infrastructure; and the availability of private capital will continue to fuel the M&A boom." — Dan Yachin, research director, IDC EMEA Emerging Technologies

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
2Q15 Global ICT M&A and IPO Trends
Private Equity M&A
The IPO Market
Sector Trend Analysis
Enterprise Applications
Big Data
Enterprise IT Infrastructure
Software-Defined Infrastructure
OpenStack Consolidation Continues
System and Network Management
Service Providers
Digital Media
Digital Advertising
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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