Top Trends in Enterprise Software M&A 1H2016

Hampleton

Insurance-tech is hot on the heels of fintech, growing significantly in Europe During 2H2015, five European insurance software companies were acquired compared with six during the prior year. The most notable acquisition was Israeli insurance software provider Sapiens’ foray into the Polish insurance market through its $9 million acquisition of Insseco. The acquisition grants Sapiens entry into a new market …

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Fintech M&A booming

Rachel Muzyczka

Valuation Metrics Over the past 30 months, fintech companies have achieved a median enterprise value to sales multiple of 3.2x and an EV/EBITDA of 15.0x. While these figures are certainly positive, this data includes transactions involving  software, services, and integrators in both B2B and B2C markets. Enterprise financial software solutions are in fact trading much higher with medians of 4.0x EV/S …

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High-Tech Industrial M&A – Homes, Factories & Tech Get Smart

Nicholas Milligan

High-Tech Industrial What exactly is a High-Tech Industrial? At Hampleton, we define a High-Tech Industrial as a differentiated and innovative product holding significant intellectual property, usually involving a highly-engineered product and/or a high-tech, highly automated, streamlined, and efficient production process. It’s almost easier to give examples – a metal additive manufacturing machine is a high-tech industrial, while a woodcutting machine …

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Consumer Applications

The Top 7 M&A drivers in e-Business

Nicholas Milligan

According to Hampleton’s latest 2H 2016 e-commerce report, it was a healthy year for e-commerce related M&A activity. What’s more, as the industry gains steam and more and more items can be bought, sold, and rendered online, we can expect more and more consolidation and more and more innovative technologies gain a new life as part of bigger company and …

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