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Rising Stars: Important Trends in Tech M&A Dealmaking

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2021 and 2020 were record years for Tech M&A, with several important trends emerging. While large strategic acquirers have fueled much of this activity, Private Equity has emerged as a major force in the tech M&A market. Used to be that Private Equity preferred more traditional industries, but recently PE has discovered tech M&A, with many specialized funds rolling up sectors such as software, med tech, cloud and data analytics. SPACs or special-purpose (publicly-listed) acquisition companies were a hot trend in 2020 and early 2021 aggressively seeking acquisitions, but due to greater regulatory scrutiny that has largely diminished. With rising interest rates announced by the fed and a jittery stock market impacting valuations, what portends for Tech M&A in 2022?

Please join us on March 2nd to hear a perspective from veteran M&A expert, Jan Robertson.



Jan Robertson
Managing Partner, CFO and Co-Founder
SiVal Advisors

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.



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