Industry Reports

Published on: 05/26/2020
Enterprise SaaS & Cloud last twelve month merger and acquisition (M&A) activity hit a record 2,156 deals totaling over $180 billion. M&A volume of 657 deals in Q1 2020 was driven by strong January and February deal volume while March activity was only slightly hampered by COVID-19 impact. 
Published on: 04/30/2020
There were 165 transactions in Q1, with 50 deals in the payments-related space with the following break-down: payment processing (34%), online payments (16%), mobile (10%), gateway/point of sale (14%), and niche/industry-specific (26%) in areas such as healthcare, legal, trading, cross border, among others.
Published on: 03/01/2020
Deal volume and financing across the Financial Technology (FinTech) industry declined 20% year-over-year (YoY) in 2019.  This reflects the high valuations evidenced throughout the year as well as the turbulence felt in public markets and the broader economy at the end of 2018/beginning of 2019.
Published on: 03/05/2020
Capstone Headwaters has published its Q4 2019 Nonprofit Software Coverage Report, available for download below. The Nonprofit Software industry remains in the early stages of consolidation with only two public companies and a small number of private equity-backed players vying for market share. 
Published on: 02/27/2020
In 2019, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity continued its upward trend with 131 deals setting a new deal volume record, totaling $15.4 billion.
Published on: 02/17/2020
 Advancing technology including cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, internet-of-things (IoT) technology, and machine learning is spurring industry penetration into every vertical. 
Published on: 02/05/2020
In this report, we look into the strong LTM M&A activity for 2019 with a record 2,044 deals totaling nearly $175 billion. The average merger & acquisition (M&A) revenue multiple reached 4.4x for private targets and 4.2x for public targets and is above historical levels.
Published on: 11/19/2019
Our latest Application Development & Deployment Executive Summary reveals that more than 56 mergers and acquisitions were completed in the space throughout U.S., Canada, and Europe to-date in 2019. Buyers have most frequently acquired companies that provide Application Development & Deployment software (75% of activity) rather than services (25%)
Published on: 11/15/2019
The Human Capital Management SAAS report highlights merger and acquisition (M&A) activity which jumped to a record level in Q3’19 following two-quarters of declining deal volume, suggesting buyer appetite remains strong. The target companies were valued at a median revenue multiple of 3.7x LTM, up from 2018.
Published on: 11/11/2019
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity rose to 513 deals in Q3’19, the third-highest quarterly deal count as buyer appetite remains very strong. With multiples near historic highs and a highly competitive deal environment, it is a great time to be a seller although it remains to be seen how long the window will remain open.

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