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.

More than half of the decision makers surveyed in October 2017 predict tech M&A deal flow will increase over the next year when compared to the previous year. As noted in our press release, private equity spending is also expected to accelerate, with over half of respondents forecasting that private equity firms will be more competitive with corporate acquirers over the next 12 months.

“A significant percentage of dealmakers clearly expect tech M&A to have a strong and sustainable growth trajectory.”

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 short-term and long-term forecast for private equity; and
  • the forecast for cross-border activity.


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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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