The US equity markets are now officially in the midst of the second longest continuous rise ever – and they just keep on ticking. It’s been more than 2,700 calendar days since the 2009 bottom – without a 20% pull back. Can it continue? Can we surpass the to 3,452 day bull market that ended with the tech market crash in 2000? Maybe we can – at least in the dozen+ sectors of the information-technology industry that we follow and sometimes lead. Every week, we talk to the CEOs, Board members, investors and others connected with a wide range of…
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.
We are in the business of helping B2B technology and data services companies to sell, acquire, and raise capital. One of our focus areas is known as enterprise data & analytics, which encompasses firms providing advanced analytics, big data, business intelligence, data management, and information services. We regularly publish a newsletter with updated m&a statistics focused on the space – you can see the latest here: February 2016 EDA Market Update.
After a very strong 2015, in which m&a activity by value soared to record levels – exceeding 2007 highs, 2016 has started out with a series of earth tremors. Among other things, the price of oil (and several other commodities) dropped to lows not seen in more than a decade; the bottom seemed to drop out of the Chinese stock market; and the stock and bond markets in the US and Europe slid in seeming sympathy. Recently, several high flying tech companies raised capital at values lower than previously indicated. So what will 2016 bring?