Report: Enterprise Software
Current Trends and Figures

Enterprise Software Report 2H2022

Early into 2022, broader market confidence deteriorated as several geopolitical and macroeconomic events made headlines, including post-pandemic inflationary pressures, armed conflict in Ukraine, broken supply chains, and central banks hiking interest rates in an attempt to curb inflation. 

But M&A in the Enterprise Software sector has remained remarkably robust. In fact, the sector saw two consecutive record-breaking half-year periods in 2H2021 and 1H2022, with deal volume growing over 6% and total disclosed deal value increasing 16.5%.

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 2015 and June 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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