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Fall 2022 Software & Technology M&A Market Update

Industry Insights

November 22, 2022. Madison Park Group activity monitors M&A market activity across a range of software and technology sectors. In our Fall 2022 Software & Technology M&A Market Update Report, readers will find market and financial data that is relevant to a range of critical sectors.

Tech M&A volume remains resilient with +1,400 transactions completed in Q3, representing a 20.7% QoQ decline. We continue to see both financial and strategic buyers retrench around cash flow security and by pursuing less transformative M&A at lower prices, as evidenced by a +48% YoY decline in deal value. Unsurprisingly, some strategic buyers have discontinued M&A programs in light of market volatility.

We believe the business of private capital is here to stay – with 56% of 2022 M&A deals coming from private equity investors or their platform companies. Historic levels of capital availability continues to drive elevated bidding dynamics while take-private deal making has taken hold with compressed public equity valuations. Madison Park Group has tracked over $88 billion in take-private deals so far in 2022, up +35% over full-year 2021.

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