One of the key terms in IT Services M&A remains – consolidation, a trend that will continue due to specialization, broad technology transformations and an increasing demand for IT outsourcing.
Hampleton partners and directors including Frank Berger, Miro Parizek and Thomas Berglund have founded and held senior management positions at companies such as Digital Equipment, Electronic 2000 and Singhammer eDMS Consulting and have also led M&A and corporate finance transactions in the IT Services sector with companies such as Edvantage, IQ Products (sold to Systeatics), LOGOS (sold to NESS Technologies) and North American Software.
At Hampleton, we find that the IT Services industry is well along the path of consolidation as companies capitalise on the strategic benefits of adding niche competences, industry specialisation, process intelligence and global scale. Our Sector Principals predict that those companies that have a well-defined offering set with a fair degree of specialisation will be the ones to grow. Expanding companies will and are acquiring competencies that provide greater depth to their area of focus.
The healthy demand for outsourced services has held back some M&A between larger providers. More recently however, stakes for dominance and scale in this market has increased and we expect even the top tier to scale up quickly.
Our IT Services focus sector covers the following areas:
- IT Outsourcing
- Integration Services
- Distribution and Technology Supports
Hampleton maintains close contact with all important buyers in the sector, the top 10 acquirers in IT Services are highlighted in our latest research.
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