For the foreseeable future, the information and communications technology (ICT) sector is poised for aggressive growth. The ICT M&A environment is fast approaching deal volumes last seen in the Dot Com era as corporates continue to seek strategic acquisitions to achieve ambitious growth plans. The need for digital transformation and greater efficiency in key business processes continues to shape the market and drive M&A activity.
Investment in innovation accelerators continues to outpace investment in traditional ICT categories. Strong growth is predicted around Cognitive AI, Cloud technologies, Internet-of-Things, Mobile Technologies, and Software as a Service (SaaS). Some of these technologies are still in their early stages of development but are poised to become pivotal drivers for M&A in the ICT sector. As one of the world’s leading corporate finance advisory firms, we are perfectly positioned to be at the razor’s edge of those developments as they happen.