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February 11, 2015
martinwolf Valuation and Deal Insights

MW VDI, 1Q15 Edition


Welcome to the latest edition of Valuation & Deal Insights, our quarterly newsletter tracking M&A activity across the IT industry.

Today's Viewpoint by Marty Wolf provides context by looking at some of this season's major earnings announcements, particularly those by industry leaders Apple and Microsoft. Apple has seemingly solved one of the most persistent problems faced by most large IT companies-how to continue to outperform on growth-despite being a $700 billion company. And Microsoft is seeing results from its cloud-first, mobile-first strategy, with cloud revenue up 100%.

These two companies showcase two key industry imperatives - the need for growth and the importance of the cloud. And despite the global turmoil (and flurry of central bank activity), we have a very strong outlook for IT M&A in 2015.

As before, Marty's column is followed by an overview of year-to-date M&A by industry and geography, financial metrics by sector and an updated list of the top ten disclosed transactions last year across the various sectors we track.


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With offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Bangalore, India, martinwolf is a leading middle market M&A Advisory focused on companies in the IT Services, IT Supply Chain, IT-Enabled Business Process Outsourcing and Software as a Service (SaaS) space. Since 1997, our team has completed more than 135 transactions in nineteen countries and sold seven divisions of Fortune 500 companies. 


The firm is also a presenting sponsor of the Global IT M&A Forum.   


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