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Technology: Fourth Quarter 2012

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:

  • M&A activity in the technology industry slowed modestly in 2012 with a 5 percent decrease in total deal volume.
  • Aggregate deal value within the entire technology industry fell marginally to $82.4 billion.
  • The average EV/EBITDA multiple among subsectors, IT Services, Software, Web Services and Hardware was 11.0x.
  • Software as a service (“SaaS”) companies demonstrated their increasing importance in the industry accounting for nearly 7 percent of software deal volume in 2012.

To read more, download the Technology Update.

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