Top issues for technology M&A: 2014

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Perspectives on technology sector M&A for 2014 are mixed. Learn more about the factors expected to influence deal activity throughout the year. ​

Mixed perspectives on technology sector M&A for 2014

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Explore the top 10 issues in technology M&A.

Companies in today’s rapidly changing landscape are responding to customer and market needs – often through M&A – in the areas of scale, cloud services, mobility and big data, prompting stakeholders to anticipate greater deal volume. Yet, headwinds such as uncertain consumer spending, declining revenue/growth rates, shortage of attractive acquisition targets, moderate growth in the United States, and overall slowed economic growth in China, EMEA and BRIC countries could put a damper on sector M&A.

Learn more about the following factors which are expected to influence deal activity in the coming year:

  • Volume and valuation
  • Focus on growth
  • TMT convergence
  • Monetizing tech trends
  • Cross-border M&A
  • M&A to drive business transformation
  • Divestitures
  • Talent management
  • Cyber-security
  • Rules and regulations

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Ken Kirschner

Ken Kirschner

Partner | M&A Transaction Services

Ken, a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, is the ...More

Marco Sguazzin

Marco Sguazzin

Principal l Mergers and Acquisitions l TMT

A principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP, Marco lead...More

Daniel Knappenberger

Daniel Knappenberger

US FAS Leader | Technology

Dan is a principal in Deloitte Transactions and B...More

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