What's the 2017 Tech M&A Forecast?

The survey forecast represents the most bullish activity in two yearsThe 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.

While 2017 deal activity started slowly, more than half of the decision makers surveyed in April 2017 predict deal flow will top last year’s levels. The projection, as noted in our press release, is the most bullish outlook from survey respondents in two years.

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

  • the outlook for technology M&A deal activity and valuations;
  • the short-term and long-term forecast for private equity;
  • the potential impact of the Trump administration on deals; and
  • the forecast for divestiture and spinoff activity.

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Watch M&A co-chair Rob Townsend discuss the survey results and M&A activity in the tech sector with Bloomberg's Alex Sherman on “Bloomberg Markets.”


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