IT & Business Services Report 1H2019
The IT & Business Services sector remains continuously pertinent, encompassing services ranging from telecommunications, systems integration, and accounting IT services; to web design, digital marketing or security IT services.
As technology such as big data analytics, cloud computing and internet of things continues to infiltrate these areas, a wave of consolidation is being driven by companies seeking to stay ahead of the curve by ensuring their connectedness and relevance. Many are taking a “buy” rather than “build” approach, purchasing companies and their expertise, rather than recruiting staff themselves. The increasing demand for skilled workers means that talent pools in some areas are running dry, pushing companies to outsource software and technology development but also compete over new acquisitions.
The report focuses on IT Services subsectors such as IT Outsourced Services, Tech Services & Support, and Integration Services. It includes:
- Trends and analysis of deal activity
- Deal geography
- Top acquirers
- Valuation metrics
Total Number of IT Services M&A Deals
Our IT & Business Services report covers the two-and-a-half-year period between July 2016 and December 2018. 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.