2018 Tech M&A Outlook



451 Research's annual Tech M&A Outlook report highlights the trends that we expect to shape dealflow and the markets that we think will see much of the activity in the coming year. The comprehensive report draws on the insight of more than 100 analysts at the firm, who, collectively, will write some 4,500 reports this year on the strategy, innovation and financial events at the companies they cover. In addition to highlighting many of the major acquisition trends in their sectors, 451 Research's analysts also put specific names to the strategy by speculating on which tech companies could be doing the buying and selling this year.

Altogether, our 100-page 2018 M&A Outlook names more than 350 potential target candidates and dozens of specific acquirer-target pairings. In the same vein, our analysts also put forth more than 50 companies that we think are of a size and mind to go public in 2018, even as the IPO market remains a rather inhospitable place.

Similar to overall 451 Research coverage, the Tech M&A Outlook 2018 looks at activity from the datacenter all the way out to the device, not only offering insight on the technology developments in each of those sectors, but also bringing a financial perspective to those transactions. We think of the report as an "M&A playbook" for the enterprise IT market.

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This year's 100-page report:

- Forecasts changes in acquisition spending across Application Software; Infrastructure Management; Information Security; Networking & Internet of Things; Semiconductors, Systems & Storage; Multi-Tenant Datacenter, Hosting & Managed Services; Mobility; and Datacenters & Critical Infrastructure.
- Details the micro- and macro-level M&A drivers across sectors eight key enterprise IT markets, highlighting the trends that we expect to shape dealflow and the specific companies that we think will be involved in the activity.
- Showcases more than 40 companies that our analysts think are of a size and mind to go public in 2018, even as the IPO market remains a rather inhospitable place.

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