Report: Enterprise Software
Current Trends and Figures

Enterprise Software Report 1H2019

In the second half of 2018, M&A activity in the Enterprise Software sector reached its highest transaction volume in five years: a total of 629 deals were recorded, representing an increase of 35 per cent since the low of 465 deals in 2H2013.

In 2H2018 private equity transaction share, though on the rise since 2013, declined sharply, returning to a more normal 18.7 per cent in 2H2018 after a spike in PE share in 2017. In addition, over 73 per cent of companies targeted by private equity funds were based in North America.

The report focuses on Enterprise Software subsectors such as Business Intelligence & Customer Analytics; ERP; 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


Sum of Enterprise Software M&A Deals


Our Enterprise Software report covers the two-and-a-half-year period between January 2016 and December 2018. All totals and median values refer to the entire period unless otherwise stated. Median multiples plotted in the graphs refer to the 30-month period prior to and including the halfyear.


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