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8th September 2022

Global skills shortages fuel innovative HRTech solutions

The HRTech sector is more active than it has ever been before with the pandemic accelerating the adoption of technology across all HR processes. No longer seen as an administrative function, HR is now viewed as a strategic business unit focusing on the mission critical challenge of identifying and recruiting top talent but also retaining […]

Reports
16th August 2022

Marketing Services: Global M&A and Public Company Performance – H1 2022

We are pleased to share with you the H1 2022 Marketing Services Sector Review, where we analyse global M&A activity and public market performance in the marketing services sector. H1 2022 has been an exciting and active period for M&A in the marketing services vertical with 425 deals recorded globally. This represents a 15% and […]

Reports
19th July 2022

The Technology Services Perspective – Q2 2022

H1 2022 deal volumes have increased significantly across the board, up 37% over H1 2021. Strategic M&A continues to drive this quarter’s deal activity, namely acquiring footholds in near/offshore hotspots, vendor-specific tech stacks (particularly AWS, Salesforce and SAP) and or next-gen capabilities, such as conversational AI and data analytics. Public tech companies broadly tracked the […]

Reports
19th July 2022

The CyberScope – Q2 2022

Cybersecurity multiples remain at a higher level than other technology verticals and revenue multiples are trading above pre-COVID 19 levels, whilst M&A volumes and values continue to outpace other sectors – all in spite of widespread depressed public market valuations. With the sector expected to strengthen against the increasing sophistication of hackers, established players continue […]

Reports
19th July 2022

The Enterprise Stack – Q2 2022

The private M&A markets recorded just north of 500 deals for the quarter, a number significantly greater than that recorded in Q2 of 2021 (399), and well above pre-pandemic levels. This quarter further witnessed one of the biggest acquisitions in tech history – Broadcom’s $69Bn acquisition of VMware, as the chipmaker seeks to diversify and […]

Reports
19th July 2022

The Global Technology Market Review – Q2 2022

Private deal activity and valuations within the global technology market remain high in spite of macroeconomic uncertainty. M&A continues to be driven by further adoption of cloud and next-gen technologies, increased focus on strategic tuck-ins, and launching in new markets. As geopolitical uncertainty continues to impact public markets, the outlook for the second half of […]

Insights
5th July 2022

5 Keys to Successfully Raising Series B and Later Rounds for SaaS Companies

Much has already been written regarding raising capital that talks about the need to start a process early, getting your pitch right, and that you should talk to a wide spectrum of investors. Whilst all true, what isn’t as well covered are the specifics of what you need to do to improve your chances of […]

Reports
4th May 2022

The Technology Services Perspective – Q1 2022

Deal activity for Q1 2022 has increased 30% over the previous quarter, to a total of 237 transactions. Transactions have mainly focused on strategic tuck-ins that are centred around acquiring next-gen and nearshore capabilities, such as robotic process automation, customer experience consultancy and influencer-based social media marketing. Even in the current macro environment, March showed […]

Reports
4th May 2022

The CyberScope – Q1 2022

Despite a backdrop of some macroeconomic uncertainty, the first quarter of 2022 started strong with 52 M&A transactions, representing a 41% increase from Q1 last year, as the security sector again proves its strong resilience. Google’s $5.4Bn acquisition of cloud and managed cybersecurity provider, Mandiant, very clearly demonstrated the opening of a new front in […]

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