Tech Company exits were up 58% in 2014 and 70% of analysts believe that 2015 will see even higher levels of activity (and possibly a peak, but more on this in another post). Following is a list* of the 30 best industries in the technology sector if you want to exit:
- Health & Wellness
- Data Storage & Security
- Customer Relationship Management
- Application & Data Integration
- Accounting & Finance
- HR & Workforce Management
- Supply Chain & Logistics
- Food & Grocery
KPMG recently reported that M&A has reemerged as a leading growth strategy with deal value now surpassing pre-recession levels. Anticipating that economic and market conditions will remain positive in North America, an impressive 82 percent of their survey respondents said they were planning at least one acquisition in 2015; 19 percent planned to make two acquisitions; 11 percent planned three acquisitions and ten percent planned 11 or more deals for the coming year.
Given the big appetite for acquisition, sellers are in a perfect storm of opportunity. Smart shareholders aren’t leaving anything up to chance (don’t ever ever ever say “we aren’t for sale but we’d be open if the right offer came along”). They are forming a strategy to help them deliver maximum shareholder value by capitalizing on the current market, understanding what is happening in their industry, and being proactive.
If you’ve been wondering whether the timing might be optimal to explore your options, let’s talk. We’d be happy to discuss your unique situation and walk through options you may wish to consider.
*For the full report, see the post on CB Insights.