Report: Enterprise Software
Current Trends and Figures

Enterprise Software Report 2H2021

As new, post-covid habits have settled, M&A activity in the Enterprise Software sector is correspondingly strong.

The dust may have settled following the spike in activity in 2H2020, but figures have come out higher than pre-pandemic levels. Unsurprisingly, several digital technologies adopted during the pandemic are now firmly implanted in work environments.

However, now that workers are returning to the office in somewhat hybrid setups, beyond virtualisation and digitalisation there is a critical need for homogenisation across all technologies, a smoothing out of new technologies used across the board. These may include such technologies as cloud integration, collaboration and virtualisation tools, or better ERP software to organise a hybrid workforce.

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


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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