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"Tech M&A in the Time of Coronavirus": Hampleton Partners Launches Market Update Webinars


• $1bn-plus share of deals collapses from 19 per cent in February to two per cent in March and April
• European private equity firms holding off deploying a record $237bn in funds as strategic buyers pick up the slack


London, UK – 18 May 2020.  Hampleton Partners, the international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, is running a series of webinars to support CEOs and senior management teams who need to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the M&A potential for their company. The webinars cover the latest macro-economic and financial data, plus information on month-by-month deal volumes and valuations and marketplace and sector trends.

Miro Parizek, Principal Partner, Hampleton Partners, said: “Tech M&A deal volumes are healthy despite the extreme impact on business and society of the coronavirus pandemic. 264 deals were struck in April 2020 down from 286 in 2019. 

“Significantly, the impact has hit the proportion of deals in the $1bn-plus range, which has collapsed from 19 per cent of the total in February this year to two per cent in March and April. We’ve also seen private equity buyers holding on to their vast reserves - €237bn at the last count - allowing strategic buyers to pick up the slack, up from 66 per cent of buyers in January to 77 per cent in April.”

“Executives are looking for advice about when to sell and how to manage the process. Generally, if your revenues are impacted, then you need to prepare carefully for a sale in 2021. If your company is experiencing an upturn in revenues, then strategic buyers are still looking for resilient businesses and as there are fewer businesses being sold, you may be able to attract more attention, so getting the process started now could be a good move.”


Hampleton Partners “M&A in the Time of COVID-19” Webinar Programme

1. Is now the time to sell? Nordic tech M&A during Covid-19 - 27 May 2020

Preparing your business for sale in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden: what is the impact of COVID-19 on your M&A plans? What market trends have we seen? The practical steps to take and the issues to address? Is now the right time to sell and if so, how to proceed?

2. Update on tech M&A during COVID-19 - 10 June, 08 July, 12 August 2020

Hampleton’s expert M&A dealmakers and analysts are closely monitoring financial, deal volume and valuation data and more to deliver a monthly update fresh from the market.

3. Digital Commerce M&A during COVID-19 - time to sell or time to fundraise? 16 June

During this Coronavirus global pandemic, where people are being required to stay at home and all but essential stores are shut, shopping behaviour has changed dramatically.

What are the market trends; the practical steps and the issues to take into account if considering an exit? Is now the time to sell or is it the time to fundraise to grow further?

The webinars are also supported by a series of articles: Thinking of Selling Your Technology Business?

The full range of Hampleton’s M&A Market Reports, covering Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, Autotech, Cybersecurity, Digital Commerce, Enterprise Software, Fintech, Healthtech, HR Tech, Insurtech and IT & Business Services are available to download at https://www.hampletonpartners.com/reports/.


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About Hampleton Partners

Hampleton Partners is at the forefront of international mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance advisory for companies with technology at their core. Hampleton’s experienced deal makers have built, bought and sold over 100 fast-growing tech businesses and provide hands-on expertise and unrivalled advice to tech entrepreneurs and companies which are looking to accelerate growth and maximise value.

With offices in London, Frankfurt, Stockholm and San Francisco, Hampleton offers a global perspective with sector expertise in: Artificial Intelligence, Autotech, Cybersecurity, Digital Commerce, Enterprise Software, Fintech, Healthtech, HR Tech, Insurtech and IT & Business Services. 

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