Rising Stars – Important Trends in Tech M&A Dealmaking
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There are some interesting changes going on especially with private equity increasingly being a factor in M&A deals, including all types of technology. Used to be PE firms preferred more traditional industries, but now many PE firms specialize in rolling up software, med tech, data analytics, etc. Laser focused by sector. Also the rise of “SPACs” or special-purpose acquisition companies to do a non-traditional public listing as a way to exit.
Managing Partner, CFO and Co-Founder of SiVal Advisors, a technology-focused mergers & acquisitions advisory firm located in Silicon Valley, California. Ms. Robertson, a frequent speaker and author on topics related to M&A, has advised numerous clients and boards of directors on a wide variety of transactions over her thirty-year career. Prior to SiVal Advisors, Jan was Managing Director in Needham & Company’s Menlo Park, CA office, where she built the M&A practice from 1997 to 2002, and prior to that was a Managing Director, M&A at RBC Capital Markets in Toronto. She is a frequent speaker on M&A related topics in the U.S. and internationally. In 2012 Jan was honored as one of Silicon Valley’s “Top 100 Women of Influence”.
SiVal Advisors professionals have completed over 500 transactions worth $12 billion in deal value. Based in Silicon Valley with connections around the globe, we serve clients in a range of technology industries including: software, business services, e-commerce, healthcare, and manufacturing, with valuations, growth funding, acquisitions, mergers and sales of businesses.