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M&A quarterly dealtracker high tech industry

Wouter Wolzak Wouter Wolzak

In our quarterly dealtracker updates we analyse mergers and acquisitions for the high tech industry. We highlight the following aspects of this sector from an M&A perspective:

  • An overview of the Dutch transactions.
  • A description of what is happening in terms of valuations and number of transactions.
  • A further analysis in terms of geographies and sub-sectors.

2019 1st quarter

There continues to be a lot of interest in technology companies. Despite a lower number of transactions in the EU and lower valuations for listed companies in the Netherlands, the outlook for M&A in the technology sector remains strong. Technology is getting further ingrained in our lives and everybody needs tech. This quarter we have seen a number of non-tech companies like McDonalds, Fidelity and Bridgestone make technology acquisitions. As a consequence we see that the EBITDA multiples for technology transactions remain high and are even rising.

 

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2018 4th quarter

High tech sector remains stable in terms of deal activity

The technology sector is an important sector for M&A. Important motivations for M&A in the technology sector are: acquiring a core technology, supply chain consolidation and general consolidation. In the long-term the outlook for technology driven M&A remains strong, driven by themes like cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and industry 4.0. In the short-term political tensions and, moving in tandem, lower valuations depress deal activity.

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2018 3rd quarter

Dutch high tech sector remains attractive, despite somewhat lower deal volumes

The Netherlands have a strong high tech sector, especially when it comes to semiconductors, sensor technology and high tech systems. Important motivations for M&A in the technology sector are: acquiring a core technology, supply chain consolidation and general consolidation. In the third quarter of 2018 we observe a maturity of the deals related to the food tech and sensortechnology sectors.

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2018 2nd quarter

Dutch high tech sector remains attractive despite somewhat lower deal volumes

The Netherlands has a strong high tech sector, especially when it comes to semiconductors, sensor technology and high-tech systems. Important motivations for M&A in the technology sector are: acquiring a core technology, supply chain consolidation and general consolidation.

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2018 1st quarter

Dutch high tech sector remains attractive despite somewhat lower deal volumes

The Netherlands has a strong high tech sector, especially when it comes to semiconductors, sensor technology and high-tech systems. Important motivations for M&A in the technology sector are: acquiring a core technology, supply chain consolidation and general consolidation.

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