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April 25, 2017 - M&A

M&A Leaders Predict a Bullish Year for Tech Deals

M&A Leaders Predict a Bullish Year for Tech Deals

2017 will be an even busier year than 2016 and 2015 for M&A deals in the technology sector, according to more than half of the dealmakers who responded to the semi-annual M&A Leaders Survey conducted by our colleagues at Morrison & Foerster in partnership with 451 Research.

These results are surprising given that there was higher tech M&A spending in 2015 and 2016 than there had been in several years, and there were 12% fewer technology company acquisitions in 2017’s first quarter than there were in Q1 of 2015 or 2016.

What accounts for the dealmakers’ bullish outlook? According to the survey, one key factor appears to be President Trump, with four-out-of-ten (41%) respondents predicting that his future economic policies will stimulate domestic dealmaking.

For other key findings, takeaways, insights and analysis regarding the coming year in tech M&A, check out Morrison & Foerster’s M&A Leaders Survey Results.