Report: Enterprise Software
Current Trends and Figures

Enterprise Software Report 1H2023

The Enterprise Software sector maintained its high-growth trajectory in 2022 with a record-breaking 1,837 deals, up 8 per cent compared to 2021’s 1,702 deals. This was achieved despite the turbulent macro environment and a slow-down in deal activity in the second-half of 2022.

In 2022 private equity acquisitions as a percentage of total acquisitions dropped to 36 per cent, a six-year low due to higher interest rates, a reversal of the previous three-year trend.  Between 2019 and 2021 financial sponsors’ share averaged 41 per cent. The median private equity deal size, however, remained significantly higher at $200m compared to $45m paid by strategic buyers.

Hampleton’s Enterprise Software M&A Report analyses transactions, trends and activity across the Enterprise Applications; Business Intelligence & Customer Analytics; Information Management; Vertical Applications; Infrastructure Management and Design, Testing & Simulation segments.

Top Buyers

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The above graph covers the period between January 2015 and December 2022. 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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