US technology deals insights: Q1 2017 update

| April 2017


At a glance

Q1 2017 deals activity started off strong with both volumes and values surpassing levels not seen since 2014 representing:

  • 486 Technology deals announced
  • $42.8 billion in first quarter deal value

Dealmakers continue to focus on Software acquisitions where we see:

  • Traditional technology corporates and non-digital businesses striving to maintain relevance through acquisition of emerging technologies
  • 2% year over year increase in total deal volume from Q1 2016
  • Intel’s acquisition of Mobileye for over $15.4B representing only megadeal in 2017 thus far

With a strong start to 2017, we expect deal activity to increase through the year, with continued investment from non-digital buyers, renewed interest from foreign investors and a potential M&A spree from technology giants if cash repatriation via tax reform comes to fruition. 

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Todson Page
US Technology Deals Leader
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