Report Introduction

Bolstered by disruptive growth in big data analytics, cloud, Internet of Things and mobile technologies, M&A activity in the IT services industry had a strong start in 2018.

Amid a widening buyer universe, competition for deals is intensifying. As private equity and non-tech buyers continue to ramp up their deal activity, they will come up against incumbent tech companies pursuing transformation opportunities.

IT & Business Services report just released (2H2018)

  • IT services that enable payment processes and other financial functions attract high multiples
  • Public sector IT spending sees an increase due to new federal spending plans after the UK's NHS ransomware attack
  • Private equity firms continue to drive push for IT services assets
  • Healthcare related IT software continues to be highly sought after

Executive Summary

Top Aquirers

Valuation Metrics

Cognizant It business services
keywords studios it business services

Top Buyers in the Report

Why has a new urgency returned to IT & Business Services?

"In most companies, cybersecurity continues to be handled internally, however, internal resources are becoming scarcer and more expensive, and the knowledge required to keep up with IT security is growing even faster.

Surveys show that many of these companies are thus planning to outsource most of these tasks to Managed Service Providers (MSP) in the medium term. We therefore expect to see an increasing number of interesting transactions in this segment, continuing to drive deal flow and maintaining valuations."

Axel Brill


Hampleton Partners