Technology M&A

The emerging technology marketplace covered by 451 Research is a hotbed for mergers and acquisitions. With much of the M&A focused on private companies, it is often difficult to find information about deal valuations and the rationales driving the transaction. As a specialist in emerging and disruptive technologies, 451 Research has accordingly focused on tech M&A, providing extensive analysis as well as the M&A KnowledgeBase, a database of more than 50,000 technology M&A transactions across more than 650 sectors. Our mission is to provide insight on deal dynamics in emerging sectors, shed light on deal rationales and provide well-vetted estimates of undisclosed deal values and valuation multiples.

Annual M&A Outlook

Tech M&A Outlook 2019: Introduction

The M&A Outlook 2019 report represents 451 Research's comprehensive analysis of recent M&A activity and our forecast for trends that are expected to shape dealmaking in the coming year. All acquisition data comes from 451 Research's M&A KnowledgeBase, the industry's only technology-specific M&A database.


2019 Tech M&A Outlook

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M&A Trends

Blockchain M&A Trends Point to a Developing Market

We've seen a major surge in blockchain M&A activity in 2018 where companies are making strategic investments to boost their position in the market.

M&A KnowledgeBase

M&A spending and deal activity for the red-hot machine learning segment

M&A Trends

Enterprise Technology IPOs are at the Highest Rate in more than 10 Years

Software and information security startups dominate B2B IPOs and the pipeline tracked by 451 Research

Deal Analysis

One Step Beyond: Cisco Picks Up MFA Leader DUO Security to Further its Zero-Trust Vision

Announcing its second-largest information security (infosec) deal, Cisco says it will pay $2.4bn for Duo Security, adding identity and access management (IAM) to the networking giant's ever-expanding security portfolio.

Deal Analysis

Salesforce snags CloudCraze to expand into B2B unified commerce

In what could well be its first significant deal following a prolonged respite from M&A, Salesforce has returned to the market with the acquisition of CloudCraze, a B2B complement to its $2.8bn Demandware buy.