Chris Lewis

Partner, Europe
Technology

Chris leads the technology sector team at Results. Chris brings more than 20 years technology M&A and fundraising experience having started his career in the height of the DotCom boom, and joined Results in 2014 after working with entrepreneurs, investors and corporates across software, technology services, and cyber security at JPMorgan, KPMG and Arma Partners.

In his spare time Chris enjoys spending time with his family, running, cycling, and is a long-time supporter of Torquay United.

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Latest Insights

Reports
19th July 2021

The Global Technology Market Review – Q2 2021

As we predicted in Q1, deal activity has continued to increase in Q2 and the technology market remains very strong for M&A and public trading and optimism for future growth remains very healthy across all the technology sectors we track. M&A continues to be driven by strong levels of investment by private equity (directly and […]

Reports
28th January 2021

The Global Technology Market Review – 2020

Deal activity and valuations in the technology sector were robust in Q4, counteracting the short, sharp decline in the first six months of the year and making 2020 a stronger year than expected across all the tech sectors we track. Deal activity has been driven by publicly listed strategic buyers, who continue to look to […]

Insights
11th August 2020

Navigating the transaction environment during COVID-19

Whilst the world around us has become unusually uncertain in the last few months, transactions in the European technology sector have continued to be completed and often at strong valuations. Business leaders have one eye on the immediate impact of the pandemic, and one eye tentatively looking to the future. Consequently, transactions remain high on […]

Insights
3rd July 2020

Software valuations in the age of COVID-19: Recent trends and comparisons with the GFC

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing its path across the globe and lock-downs affecting most parts of the global economy, many commentators are expecting a material reduction in valuations across sectors. However, we are not seeing that in the technology sector. All software companies, in particular those providing mission-critical solutions to their customers and using recurring […]

Insights
29th April 2020

Forced adoption accelerates growth in uncertain times for the technology sector

Everything has changed … yet many things will stay the same So much has changed in a few short weeks: health fears for family, friends, and colleagues; living with the constraints of social distancing; and dealing with significant short-term economic dislocation arising from lock downs. And yet … so much is similar, in many ways […]

Insights
3rd March 2020

A rapidly evolving cyber security threat landscape: RSA 2020

“The Human Element” at RSA 2020 We’ve just arrived back from our annual visit to the RSA cyber security show in San Francisco and while the talk around the stands was all about advanced data breaches, AI-enhanced automation, and cloud security, the official theme was, “The Human Element”. In a very real nod to the […]

Insights
19th June 2019

The year of “better” cybersecurity

Cybersecurity trends 2018 was an interesting year for the cybersecurity sector with valuations at their highest since 2016, as a wave of inorganic growth surged. The sector shares many traits with other B2B software markets – it’s growing well, innovating rapidly, and is experiencing strong valuations and record M&A activity. The fundamental difference with other […]

Insights
29th March 2019

RSA Conference 2019

The cybersecurity industry shares many traits with other B2B software markets – it’s growing well, innovating rapidly, and is experiencing strong valuations and record M&A activity. The fundamental difference with other sub-sectors though, is that there is an adversary; not just a competitor but an actor actively trying to subvert or break the security infrastructure […]

Insights
19th February 2019

Technology M&A highlights: record highs in deal volume and widespread digital transformation

Technology M&A highlights – 2018 Market Review 2018 has been a record year for technology M&A with deal volume reaching new highs (up 12%) and total spend increasing from $65bn to $200bn+. Widespread digital transformation across all aspects of the enterprise and increasingly across all sectors is driving M&A activity. As buyers seek to fill […]