Technology M&A dealmakers, enjoying their most revved-up year since before the financial crisis, expect the momentum to continue into 2015, according to the latest M&A Leaders Survey. The survey, issued jointly by Morrison & Foerster and tech market intelligence firm 451 Research, reports that 84% of tech executives predict that M&A activity will either maintain its current high level or increase during the next six months. Global tech M&A spending for the first nine months of 2014 was running higher than the same periods for 2012 and 2013 combined, the survey notes. The twice-yearly survey, now in its sixth edition, has become a leading indicator of dealmaker sentiment in key technology markets around the United States.
December 1, 2014