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2014 Tech M&A and IPO Analysis Report

Published by IDC
Published Content info 69 Pages
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2014 Tech M&A and IPO Analysis Report
Published: March 3, 2015 Content info: 69 Pages

This IDC study provides an overview and analysis of M&A deals in 2014 across all major sectors of the information and communication technology industry, including enterprise IT infrastructure, telecommunications, enterprise applications, IT services, semiconductors and components, and digital media.

"2014 was a banner year for tech M&A activity as several key trends have converged to push almost all indicators to post-recession - and in some cases all-time - record levels. Driven by some of the largest telecom service provider mergers in history, a series of 3rd Platform-related big-ticket transactions across various fields, and the continuous wave of divestitures, mergers, and take-private deals involving traditional IT vendors, M&A spending surged to more than $476.2 billion in 2014 - more than double the annual average in recent years. In 2015, the move to the 3rd Platform, coupled with the continuous economic recovery in the United States and the steady increase in public company valuations, will continue to drive intense M&A activity. As in 2014, we expect cloud, mobile, security, and Big Data to serve as main themes, while intelligent systems, IoT, home automation, wearable devices, and other related fields will see a pickup in deal making." - Dan Yachin, research director, IDC EMEA Emerging Technologies.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

Situation Overview

  • 2014 Global ICT M&A and IPO Trends
    • 2014 - The Year of the Megadeal
    • Private Equity M&A
    • The IPO Market
  • Tech M&A 2014 Analysis
  • Sector Trend Analysis
    • Intelligent Systems
    • Enterprise Applications
      • Vertical Applications
      • Mobile Development
      • CRM
      • Big Data
      • Other Enterprise Applications Deals
    • Enterprise IT Infrastructure
      • Security
        • STAP
        • Identity and Access Management
        • Other Security Deals
      • Mobile Enterprise Management and Mobile Security
      • Hosting Infrastructure
      • Storage
      • Middleware
      • System and Network Management
      • Enterprise Network Infrastructure
      • Other IT Infrastructure Deals
  • Telecommunications
    • Service Providers
  • Digital Media
    • Digital Advertising
    • eCommerce
  • Semiconductors and Components
  • IT Services
    • Business Process Outsourcing
    • Professional Services
    • Managed Services

Future Outlook

  • M&A and IPO Scenarios

Essential Guidance

  • For Investors

Learn More

  • Related Research
  • Synopsis

List of Tables

  • Table: Top 20 M&As by Deal Value, 2014
  • Table: Notable Private Equity Deals, 2014
  • Table: Top ICT IPOs, 2014
  • Table: Notable Enterprise Applications M&A, 2014
  • Table: Notable IT Infrastructure M&A, 2014
  • Table: Notable Telecommunications M&A, 2014
  • Table: Notable Digital Media M&A, 2014
  • Table: Notable Semiconductors and Components M&A, 2014
  • Table: Notable IT Services M&A, 2014

List of Figures

  • Figure: M&A Disclosed Deal Value, 1Q11-4Q14
  • Figure: M&A Average Disclosed Deal Size and Disclosed Deal Volume, 1Q11-4Q14
  • Figure: M&A Deal Volume, 1Q11-4Q14
  • Figure: M&A Disclosed Deal Volume by Value Range, 2014
  • Figure: M&A Deal Volume by Sector, 2014
  • Figure: M&A Breakdown by Main Sectors, 1Q13-4Q14
  • Figure: M&A Spending by Sector, 2014
  • Figure: Most Active Acquirers, 2014
  • Figure: M&A Deals Breakdown by Region, 2014
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