The number of announced Information Technology M&A transactions during the first quarter of 2011 reached its highest point since at least 2003 for a Q1 period, according to information tracked by Signal Hill Updata. Total announced enterprise value is up almost 50% over the same time period, but a lack of multi-billion dollar deals pulled volume down compared to previous quarters. Similarly, median deal size grew compared to Q1 2010, but remains significantly lower than the past nine months. This data shows the beginning of a shift from the larger consolidations we’ve witnessed over the past two years to acquisitions more focused on specialized, strategic assets.
The Q1 2011 IT M&A Review takes a deeper look at the M&A deal metrics and selected transactions within each of Signal Hill Updata’s sectors including Enterprise Application Software, Internet, IT Security, IT Services, Financial Technology and Infrastructure Software.
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