Report: IT & Business Services
Current Trends and Figures

IT & Business Services Report 1H2020

As companies in the IT Services sector experience pressure to reduce capital expenditure, they have remained in strong demand, as enterprises aim to modernise by using the latest technology to increase operational efficiencies.

Meanwhile, companies offering services such as cloud technology, communications, system integration tools and cybersecurity solutions have led to a rise in M&A targeting outsourced IT services.

Some highlights of 2019 include high median deal sizes for private equity buyers, cross-border acquisiitons playing a large role, and  dip in volume and valuations. 

The report looks into the sectors Integration Services, Tech Services & Support and IT Outsourced Services and includes:

  • Trends and analysis of deal activity
  • Deal geography
  • Top acquirers
  • Valuation metrics

Top Buyers


Transaction volume & valuation multiples in IT Services, 2014-2019


Our IT & Business Services report covers the two-and-a-half-year period between July 2017 and January 2019. 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 half year.


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