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Amid slump, corporate acquirers give strongest M&A forecast since the recession

Despite a lackluster year for tech M&A in 2017, corporate acquirers overwhelmingly forecast that their companies will be looking to shop again this year. More than six out of 10 respondents to our annual survey indicated that their firms would be more active with acquisitions in 2018. However, the company-specific outlook, which came from major acquirers across the tech landscape, is far more buoyant than their view of the broader M&A market for 2018.