Chris Knaup

Analyst, Europe
Technology

Chris joined Results in 2021 from Acuity Advisors, a London based tech boutique, where he was involved in a number of private and public transactions in the technology sector.

Chris graduated with a first-class BEng in Systems & Control engineering from the University of Sheffield and achieved a distinction in his MSc in Economics, Finance & Management from the University of Bristol. During his studies, Chris spent a year abroad at the National University of Singapore and a year in industry with GE Aviation as a Systems Engineer.

Originally from the Netherlands, Chris is fluent in Dutch and English and conversational in Spanish. Chris has a PADI diver license, a bike that is too good for him and limped across the London Marathon in 2019. After watching “Drive to Survive”, he now somewhat follows F1 on the weekends.

Latest Insights

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 Global Technology Market Review – Q1 2022

Despite a backdrop of some macroeconomic uncertainty, private M&A activity within the global technology market saw a record quarter for deal volumes. This was delivered on the back of continued adoption of cloud technologies, increased focus on strategic tuck-ins, investment into hybrid work environments and software vendors seeking to deepen their security posture. As public […]

Reports
1st February 2022

The Technology Services Perspective – FY 2021

Deal activity for 2021 has been strong – the acceleration of end-to-end digital transformation through the pandemic continued to drive M&A agendas. Premium valuations were commanded by businesses with high day rates for highly skilled resources with scarce availability, such as data science and cybersecurity. Public market indices grew in line with the NASDAQ and […]

Reports
1st February 2022

The Global Technology Market Review – FY 2021

Deal activity for 2021 has been strong – the acceleration of digital transformation at the onset of Covid-19 pandemic to drive enterprise protection, solve global supply chain challenges and strengthen multi-cloud capabilities drove investors to pay premium multiples for both innovative startups and dominant incumbents. Public markets were increasingly active too as 2021 marked the […]

Reports
19th October 2021

The Technology Services Perspective – Q3 2021

Deal activity this quarter continues to be driven by strong confidence in acquiring capability in next-gen, modernisation and cloud-first tech stacks, and premium services. Equally, capturing the end-to-end digital transformation value chain continues to be a key M&A theme to become the strategic operator and engineering partner of choice for large-scale budgets. Public tech companies […]

Reports
19th October 2021

The Global Technology Market Review – Q3 2021

Deal activity has continued to increase following a strong Q2 and the path to recovery from the global pandemic is increasingly clear on account of re-opening economies, record-breaking stock markets and an abundant supply of cheap capital fueling investor appetite. The technology market remains very strong for M&A and public trading, and optimism for future […]