March 31, 2015

Tech mergers up 9.5 percent from last year in Q1

Analysts and executives were floored by the blazing pace of tech mergers in 2014 but in the first quarter of 2015, the size and rate of mergers has already improved on last year. So far, six deals have netted more than $55.3 billion in total, up 9.5 percent from this time last year. The stat shows how busy the first quarter has been and bodes well for continued activity moving into the second, third and final quarters of 2015. 

According to Investor's Business Daily, that increase is due to major activity in biotech and tech hardware. 

"It's the fastest pace of M&A activity since 2000. With share up 16% for the week, NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) said it will buy Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) for $16.7 bil," explains the site. "Biotech too is performing feats of M&A in '15 as AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) said it will buy Pharmacyclics (NASDAQ:PCYC) for $21 bil."

With a climate of mergers and acquisitions so early in the year, there's still plenty of time for more growth in 2015. Companies seeking to capitalize on the current popularity of mergers and acquisitions can work with qualified M&A advisors to position their firm for a lucrative merger or acquisition. Because the marketplace is the most M&A-friendly it's been in 15 years, deals in the tech space are driving growth and restructuring within the industry. There's never been a better time to explore the benefits of an M&A deal. 

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