How Megadeals Are Fueling a Hot M&A Market

Mergers and acquisitions

1 - How Megadeals Are Fueling a Hot M&A MarketHow Megadeals Are Fueling a Hot M&A Market

A PwC report points to fewer M&A deals in the second quarter than in the first, but the combined valuation of those deals was higher in the latest quarter.

2 - Increasing ValueIncreasing Value

There were 64 tech industry M&A deals in the second quarter, with a combined value of $24.1 billion, compared with 73 deals worth $22.3 billion in the first quarter.

3 - Industry Sectors: HardwareIndustry Sectors: Hardware

There were 10 deals worth $9.9 billion in the second quarter in the hardware sector, up from seven deals worth $1.2 billion in the prior quarter.

4 - Industry Sectors: SoftwareIndustry Sectors: Software

There were 22 M&A software sector deals worth $5.5 billion last quarter, compared with 26 deals worth $3.5 billion in the prior quarter.

5 - Industry Sectors: IT ServicesIndustry Sectors: IT Services

There were 14 IT services deals worth $4.3 billion in the second quarter, compared with 20 deals worth $7.6 billion in the first quarter.

6 - Industry Sectors: InternetIndustry Sectors: Internet

There were 10 deals worth $3.3 billion in the second quarter this year in the Internet sector, compared with 12 deals worth $4.5 billion in the first quarter.

7 - Industry Sectors: SemiconductorIndustry Sectors: Semiconductor

There were eight semiconductor deals worth nearly $1.1 billion last quarter, down from eight deals in the prior quarter worth $5.5 billion.

8 - Top Five Deals of 2Q 2015: Riverbed TechnologyTop Five Deals of 2Q 2015: Riverbed Technology

Thoma Bravo acquired Riverbed Technology, a provider of application performance infrastructure, for $3.5 billion.

9 - Top Five Deals of 2Q 2015: Aruba NetworksTop Five Deals of 2Q 2015: Aruba Networks

HP bought Aruba Networks, a wireless network access solution provider, for $3 billion.

10 - Top Five Deals of 2Q 2015: Blue Coat SystemsTop Five Deals of 2Q 2015: Blue Coat Systems

Bain Capital bought Blue Coat Systems for $2.4 billion. Blue Coat provides on-premise, hybrid and cloud-based security technology.

11 - Top Five Deals of 2Q 2015: WebsenseTop Five Deals of 2Q 2015: Websense

Raytheon acquired security specialist Websense for $1.9 billion.

12 - Top Five Deals of 2Q 2015: Lynda.comTop Five Deals of 2Q 2015: Lynda.com

LinkedIn bought Lynda.com, an online learning services company, for $1.5 billion.

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