Q2 2017 Information Technology Industry Spotlight
Across both North America and Europe, the volume of information technology (IT) M&A took a nosedive on a quarter-over-quarter basis, while deal values correspondingly declined, though not as dramatically. It would appear that after a period of intense activity and still-lofty prices, the buying cycle might be shifting into lower gear. Driven both by the inevitable turn of the innovation cycle and the need to protect core business lines and products in a rapidly changing environment, IT M&A has been more robust relative to the whole, and even in decline, that proportion is likely to hold.
As consumer and enterprise concerns around security continue to grow, abetted by the increasing sophistication of malware and malicious attacks in general, cybersecurity will remain front and center in the technological landscape.
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