Enterprise Software

Hampleton’s newest 1H 2017 Enterprise Software Report is now available

Hampleton’s report covers the period July 2014 to December 2016 and analyses M&A activity in Enterprise Software over the last five semi-annual periods.

Trimble Navigation is the sector’s top acquirer in the last 30 months, with a total of 12 deals. Its two announced acquisitions in 2016 were of Building Data in November and Sefaira in February.

Meanwhile, the top acquirers in 2016 alone include Apple, which announced six transactions for the full year, followed by internet services and digital media provider j2 Global and private equity firm Thoma Bravo with five deals each.

Amid the economic fallout caused by Brexit uncertainty, the UK continues to account for more deals than any other European country, with particularly strong interest from private equity buyers.

The report also includes

  • Trends and analysis of deal activity
  • Geographical split of sector transactions globally
  • Enterprise Software valuation medians
  • Metrics by sub-sector
  • Discussion of transaction implications
  • Top 7 sector buyers

February 2017

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