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April 6, 2016
martinwolf  Analysis
Q1 2016 Valuation & Deal Insights

While the beginning of 2016 was defined by stories of economic uncertainty, it's clear that the rest of the year will be shaped by how companies and markets respond to disruption. As always, data provides the best preparation - and today we release our updated catalog of current valuation multiples and other financial statistics in the areas of IT Services, IT Supply Chain, BPO and Software.
The cloud continues to be a major impetus for change, as large companies like Microsoft and Oracle continue their shifts toward cloud-based recurring revenue.  In this quarter's issue of VDI, Marty looks at how this cloud shift is driving consolidation in the space - from IBM's multiple cloud and analytics acquisitions so far this year to Dell's sale of Perot Systems to raise cash for its purchase of EMC.
Marty also looks at the state of various macroeconomic factors in 2016, from the strength of the US dollar to the weakness of global interest rates. The global economy has long since entered uncharted waters, and the IPO window is functionally closed. But the flip side of disruption is opportunity, and there are many avenues to create value.
In addition to Marty's column, expect an overview of historical M&A by industry and geography, financial metrics by sector and an updated list of the ten largest disclosed transactions so far this year across the various sectors we track.
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With offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, martinwolf is a leading M&A Advisory focused on middle market 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 140 transactions in nineteen countries and sold seven divisions of Fortune 500 companies. 


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