What's the Forecast for Tech M and A?

The Tech M&A Leaders’ Survey is a joint effort by Morrison & Foerster and 451 Research to take the temperature of company executives, corporate development officers, lawyers, bankers, and other dealmakers focused on the technology sector. The mission of this semi-annual survey is to dig into pertinent M&A-related issues with thought leaders and to spark a healthy dialogue about their topics of interest.

Despite a slow start to 2018, two-thirds (66%) of respondents to our April 2018 survey expect an increase in deal volume, the highest level since April 2014. As noted in our press release, the survey also found that 65% of survey respondents believe the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will ultimately bolster overall dealmaking in 2018.

It is clear that dealmakers remain bullish about the prospects for tech M&A this year.

Robert Townsend, Co-Chair,
Morrison & Foerster’s M+A practice

Download the whole survey report to read more predictions on timely topics, including:

  • the outlook for technology M&A deal activity and valuations;
  • the forecast for private equity activity;
  • the impact of government policies on dealmaking; and
  • the outlook for unicorn debuts.


Tracy Bacigalupo
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Lauren Bellerjeau
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Spencer D. Klein
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Michael Krigbaum
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Eric T. McCrath
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Michael G. O’Bryan
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Robert S. Townsend
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