Report: Enterprise Software
Current Trends and Figures

Enterprise Software Report 1H2022

The year 2021 ended with a huge wave of activity both in volume and value.

Strong sector trends have continued to underpin the increased adoption of software across all industries and business functions. As cloud technology moves companies up the digital maturity curve, these are able to take advantage of numerous benefits from digital customer engagement, interconnected supply chains, and automation to improve workflow efficiencies and data and insights.

In addition, many software business models offer opportunity for both growth- and profit-focused investors. SaaS licenses deliver sustainable recurring revenues, and younger, high-growth software firms can be spun off into new markets.

The report focuses on Enterprise Software subsectors such as Business Intelligence & Customer Analytics; Enterprise Applications; Information Management; Design, Testing & Simulation; Infrastructure Management; and Vertical Applications. It includes: 

  • Trends and analysis of deal activity
  • Deal geography
  • Top acquirers
  • Valuation metrics

Top Buyers

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The above graph covers the period between January 2014 and June 2021. Throughout the M&A report, median “trailing 30-month” multiples plotted in the graphs refer to the 30-month period prior to and including the half year.



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