With increasing pressure from inside and outside the boardroom for executives to make every acquisition a “bang for one’s buck,” executives looking to do M&A in the tech space are faced with the tough question of how to capture real value in the acquisition of a tech company.
According to the 2021 Global M&A Report by financial market data provider Refinitiv: “USD698.7 billion worth of deals were announced globally during the first two months of 2021, 56% more than the same period last year, and a year-to-date total only exceeded twice in recent history (in 2000 and 2018).”
The same report also mentioned that “tech has been the leading M&A sector since August 2020. Technology deals total USD157.7 billion in the first two months of 2021, the highest year-to-date total of all time, up 173% from last year. Technology deals account for 23% of global M&A by value in the first two months of 2021, up from 13% in 2020, and the highest share of all time.”
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