2017 Mid Year Global M&A Review

The number of Technology M&A deals is down so far this year, although comparison is with a very strong 2016. A key trend in the UK was the increase in cross ... read more

ICON M&A Review mid year 2016

2016 Mid Year Global M&A Review

With post Brexit impact looming there is concern that UK confidence could be dented. Far from it, since Brexit sterling has fallen but equity markets have soared to near record ... read more

ICON Technology M&A Review 2015

Microsoft was the biggest acquirer with 19 deals in 2015. Microsoft and IBM each ramped up their acquisition machines to kick start growth. read more

ICON Technology M&A Review_Mid Year 2015

The valuation of Global Technology M&A Deals are in record territory and the number of deals have increased in 2015.  Hot sectors include:  payments, big data and IoT. read more

2014 M&A Review

Markets had a tougher time in 2014 as the pace of world growth stuttered along. Interest rates remain very low, reflecting a continued low growth, low inflation world. The big ... read more

2014 Mid Year M&A Review

The Technology M&A market certainly had its share of excitement in the first half of 2014 with another increase in the number of deals announced. Google and Yahoo are feasting ... read more

2013 M&A Review

A huge amount of medicine, in the form of cheap money, has flooded the world, particularly in the US, UK and Japan. As a result, ultra-low interest rates have inflated ... read more

2013 Mid Year M&A Review

The macro picture globally is still one of low economic growth, low inflation and low interest rates. To try and kick-start growth, the Fed started its latest round of quantitative ... read more

2012 Mid Year M&A Review

After a bright start to 2012, following a €1trillion Christmas bailout for the Euro,the world economy is again stuttering and global markets are being driven by the impact of the ... read more

2012 M&A Review

Equity markets finished 2012 strongly and FTSE ended up a healthy 6%. However, technology shares had a great year, with a 20% rise in Techmark and 16% rise in NASDAQ ... read more