Report: Enterprise Software
Current Trends and Figures

Enterprise Software Report 1H2024

M&A activity in the Enterprise Software sector has remained strong throughout the turbulence macro environment. We recorded 1,881 deals in the second half of 2023 – the second highest half-year volume on record – signalling an increase in market confidence.

Strategic buyers are continuing to account for a higher proportion of deals in the sector, with the share of private equity acquirers having dipped since the pandemic. However, private equity acquirers are paying significantly higher EV/revenue and EBITDA multiples than their strategic counterparts.

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.

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The above graph covers the period between July 2018 and December 2023. 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 or quarter.



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