2019 Global Technology M&A Mid Year Review

The Year of The Pig is turning out to be a bit of a snorter with strong equity markets driving up M&A activity, particularly in the UK. Some valuations are eye-popping, ... read more

2018 Global Technology M&A Review

Overall volumes may be slightly down but valuations remain high, with Microsoft, Google, Cisco, OpenText, Workday, RELX, SAP, Adobe, IBM, Temenos, Docusign, Salesforce and PayPal all having paid more than ... read more

2018 Mid Year M&A Review

Technology M&A deal volumes in the UK were up 12% in the first half as a wave of overseas acquirers continues to drive the market. The bull market shows no ... read more

2017 Global Technology M&A Review

2017 was another excellent year for Technology companies. While the number of M&A deals fell 8% globally, the valuations remained at near record levels and in UK we saw a record ... read more

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 Global Technology M&A Review

The Technology sector continues to outperform as investors continue to search for growth in a low growth world. 2015 was the sixth consecutive year in which the number of Technology ... 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

2015 ICON Technology M&A Review

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

2015 ICON Technology Mid Year M&A Review

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