Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Middle-market tech deals getting done

Posted on November 4, 2008 at 10:39 AM, The Deal.com:
M&A activity slowed considerably over the past three months, and most analysts we've talked with, including Booz & Co.'s Gerald Adolph and Cravath, Swaine & Moore's Jim Woolery, expect more slowing through the end of the year. But our colleague Alain Sherter over at Tech Confidential reports Tuesday on one industry segment that's maintaining respectable levels of M&A: the middle-market technology sector.Referencing a report from the boutique investment bank TM Capital, Sherter writes that:
Providers of enterprise application software, infrastructure management tools and information technology services saw 439 deals in the third quarter, roughly level with deal activity in the previous quarter and slightly ahead of totals in the year-ago period.The total value of tech deals, however, is off from last year, as strategic acquirers focus on smaller deals. - Suzanne Stevens

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