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Technology: Second Quarter 2013

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


This quarter’s Technology Update, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF), summarizes transactions within this industry along with information on active buyers, current transaction valuation multiples and an overview of the public market’s perception of the industry.

Highlights include:

  • In the second quarter of 2013, the technology industry merger and acquisition activity was in contrast to general macro trends. While there was downward pressure in the global deal market,  the technology industry deal volume for the four sub-sectors covered in this report increased 3.7% in Q2 2013 versus Q1 2013.
  • An increase in mega deals, transactions in excess of $1 billion, has caused average deal value to increase in Q2 2013 across three of the four technology subsectors.
  • The Internet / e-commerce sector continues to be one of the more active sectors within Technology, with 333 deals in Q2 2013, representing a 6.7% increase versus Q1 2013.
  • The software sector witnessed a 496% increase in disclosed deal value to a total of approximately $18.1 billion for the second quarter 2013. This was due to four mega deals (deals in excess of $1 billion), led by the approximately $8.4 billion acquisition of BMC Software Inc.

To read more, download the Technology Update.

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