Report: SaaS & Cloud

Current Trends and

SaaS & Cloud Report 1H2018

Over time, software-defined infrastructure has rapidly become the de-facto standard for business and IT systems, replacing legacy environments with cutting-edge cloud-based applications, improved storage capacity and state-of-the-art networking tools.

More recently, automation is increasingly paving the way for the next wave of enterprise application deployments. With artificial intelligence and cloud-hosted voice assistants such as Siri, Cortana, Google Assistant, and Alexa storming the consumer market, legacy vendors and new entrants alike are racing to deliver better efficiency, costs and speed in a new age of computing.

The report also includes:

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

Top Buyers


Sum of SaaS and Cloud M&A Deals


The resulting effect on M&A activity in the first quarter of 2018 was a bumper start to the year with transaction volume on track to exceed prior half year periods. Amid a number of headline deals from big names such as SAP, a range of buyers and private equity investors continued to supply a healthy pipeline of lower and mid-market transactions.


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