Mooreland Partners Publishes 2017 Global Technology M&A Report

MARCH 13, 2018 — Mooreland Partners is pleased to announce the release of its Annual Global Technology M&A Report which covers key deal trends, as well as technology acquirer and seller dynamics across all key geographies.

Major highlights of the latest Global Technology M&A Report include:

  • 2017 was a record year in tech M&A with volumes reaching an all-time high of over 5,000 M&A transactions globally, a year-on-year increase of over 30%
  • The growth came from increased domestic M&A activity in selected European and Asian countries and despite stagnation in US activity
  • US companies remained the most prolific cross-border acquirers in 2017, being responsible for a quarter of all cross-border technology deals, but were not instrumental to the 20% growth in cross-border activity
  • While transatlantic deal flow continued to dominate cross-border technology M&A, it slowed by 12%. US buyers made 23% fewer acquisitions in Europe in 2017
  • Private equity continues to thrive in the technology ecosystem and six new strategic logos appeared in the top 10 global tech acquirer list in 2017
  • The outlook for 2018: In an environment of high valuations and oversupply of private equity, more financial sponsor-backed activity is to be expected. US strategics will likely remain less active overseas as the recent tax reform incentivizes capital repatriation. European acquirers will continue to gain in strength and Asian buyers will continue to focus predominantly on domestic markets.


Peter Globokar

Peter Globokar

Peter helped launch the London office in 2006, and works in all of the firm’s industry practice groups. He has completed transactions for companies engaged in mobile communications technology, digital media, semiconductor and electronics, and application software.