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2013 Tech M&A and IPO Analysis Report

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  • IDC

This IDC study provides an overview and analysis of M&A deals in 2013 across all major sectors of the information and communication technology (ICT) industry, including enterprise IT infrastructure, telecommunications, enterprise applications, IT services, semiconductors and components, and digital media. It also discusses the different business, financial, and technology trends affecting M&A activities in the ICT industry.

"Tech M&A activity in 2013 was characterized by fewer, larger deals, which pushed M&A spending to post-recession record. At the same time, the IPO market continued to heat up as the Nasdaq registered its best annual performance since 2009 and reached its highest level since 1999. IDC's analysis of M&A valuation trends shows increased contrast between big-ticket transactions with low revenue multiples in traditional ICT domains, and 3rd Platform-related deals with significantly higher multiples, which totaled nearly $30 billion in 2014. As macroeconomic conditions across all regions are gradually improving, IDC expects increased IT spending driven by 3rd Platform technologies that may in turn spur a wave of M&A activity in 2014." - Dan Yachin, research director, IDC EMEA Emerging Technologies.

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

  • Methodology

Situation Overview

  • 2013 Global ICT M&A and IPO Trends
    • Private Equity M&A
    • The IPO Market
  • Tech M&A 2013 Analysis: 3rd Platform M&A Activity Takes Off
  • Sector Trend Analysis
    • Enterprise Applications
      • 3rd Platform Middleware Gains Traction
        • API Management
        • Mobile Development
        • DevOps
      • Big Data: Spotlight on Analytics
      • CRM: Consolidation Continues, But Slower
      • Other Enterprise Applications Deals
        • Automotive
        • Payment Processing
        • Physical Security
    • Enterprise IT Infrastructure
      • Hosting Infrastructure
        • Content Delivery Networks
      • Security
        • Specialized Threat Analysis and Protection
        • Network, Web, and Mobile Security
        • Identity and Access Management
      • System and Network Management
        • Mobile Enterprise Management
        • Application Performance Management
        • Network Management
      • Storage
        • SSD Consolidation Continues
        • Software-Defined Storage
  • Telecommunications
    • Service Providers
    • Telecom Infrastructure
  • Digital Media
    • Digital Applications
    • Digital Advertising
    • Semiconductors and Components
      • Mobile Semiconductors
      • Other Semiconductors Deals
    • IT Services
      • 3rd Platform Professional Services Deals
      • Cybersecurity and MSSP
    • Other ICT M&A
      • Consumer Technologies
      • Sensor Systems
      • 3D Printing

Future Outlook

  • IPO and M&A Scenarios
  • 2014 IPO Outlook

Essential Guidance

  • For Investors
  • Related Research
  • Synopsis

List of Tables

  • Table: Top 20 M&As by Deal Value, 2013
  • Table: Notable Private Equity Deals, 2013
  • Table: Top ICT IPOs, 2013
  • Table: Notable Enterprise Applications M&A, 2013
  • Table: Notable IT Infrastructure M&A, 2013
  • Table: Notable Telecommunications M&A, 2013
  • Table: Notable Digital Media M&A, 2013
  • Table: Notable Semiconductors and Components M&A, 2013
  • Table: Notable IT Services M&A, 2013
  • Table: Notable Other ICT M&A, 2013

List of Figures

  • Figure: M&A Average Disclosed Deal Size and Disclosed Deal Volume, 1Q11-4Q13
  • Figure: M&A Disclosed Deal Volume by Value Range, 2013
  • Figure: M&A Deal Volumes, 1Q10-4Q13
  • Figure: M&A Breakdown by Sector, 2013
  • Figure: M&A Breakdown by Main Sectors, 4Q11-4Q13
  • Figure: Most Active Acquirers, 2013
  • Figure: M&A Deals Breakdown by Region, 2013
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