M&A in the Canadian technology sector

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Having that competitive option

Coming out of the economic downturn, technology companies emerged stronger than ever. Growth has been spurring by increased investment in innovative technology strategies and solutions.

M&A growth is being driven by market consolidation within key technology sectors and verticals, such as cloud computing, mobile and social media. As well as the arrival and adoption of new service delivery models, a greater number of trader buyers looking to fill gaps in their products and the push for cross-border M&A activity. As a result, this high-level of activity is putting more pressure on boards to drive value for their stakeholders.

Growing M&A activity are creating new opportunities for you in the technology market.

There are many challenges you will face, including:

  • Assessing business readiness for M&A transaction
  • Raising additional capital
  • Unsolicited approaches from other competitors
  • Valuations
  • Strategies in dealing with existing investors, board members or management teams
  • Execution strategies
  • Providing buy-side service
  • Succession planning for founders
  • Managing hyper-growth

How PwC can help

Our service is a hands-on approach to an M&A transaction. We work with founders and management to assess value, assess readiness for completing a transaction, look at potential buys and identify potential buyers for business, and work with management to execute a strategy and complete a transaction.

PwC understands your industry at a deep level. With 1,200 corporate staff worldwide, our team has the industry knowledge and expertise that is focused on corporate finance services for technology businesses. Our PwC global network provides execution capabilities that aren’t found elsewhere.

Contact an industry professional in your area to discuss your unique business concerns.