Our latest M&A update on the recent transactions and values in the seven separate sectors of the fintech market that we follow and sometimes lead is HERE. It’s all about the cloud. One of the larger deals this past month was the sale of Vertafore to Bain Capital and Vista Equity Partners for a reported $2.7 billion.
Our latest report on values and trends in the Enterprise Data and Analytics space (“EDA”) is HERE. As you will see, merger & acquisition activity in the EDA space continues to be strong – and m&a values high – in spite of the recent decline in market value for several publicly listed companies in this space. In fact, over the past few weeks we’ve seen several $1 billion+ acquisitions of public companies, including
On Sunday, Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) announced the acquisition of Blue Coat Systems, a leading provider of cloud security technologies, for $4.65bn. It is Symantec’s largest deal in a decade. For Bain Capital, the private equity firm that controls Blue Coat, it is a very impressive tech exit with the firm earning 3x its investment in less than 18 months.
The report that follows HERE is our latest update on m&a values and trends in the dozen+ sectors of the information technology industry that we follow and sometimes lead.
It surprises some clients that we are now focusing as much on incremental margin as we are on top-line growth. To be clear, we’re not against growth. High revenue growth rates drive higher valuations. But we’re increasingly seeing that, except in cases of companies with massive top line growth, most acquirers and investors are also looking hard at sustainability. And for many of them – measuring incremental margin is a key sustainability metric.