With the aim to gain rapid access to technology a growing number of companies prefer to buy rather than to build organically. 30% of all M&A deals in 2017 involved high tech companies and approximately 70% of buyers were companies of a non tech nature. Corporations and private equity firms foresee an acceleration of M&A activities in 2018, with technology being the number one driver.
Pace Equity is specialised in Cross Border deals in the IT sector. Together with our partner LNP Corporate Finance we have managed over 40 projects. We operate in the UK, the Benelux, Germany, Scandinavia and Finland and work in international teams from our offices in Henley-on-Thames and Copenhagen, combining in depth sector knowledge and local presence. Understanding the technology, markets and business models are essential, whereas innovations in the cloud, cyber security, SaaS, digitalisation or Internet of Things are changing the landscape fast. Our clients take advantage of our extended network of small and medium sized companies within our geographical markets and access to large and corporate companies in and outside the UK and Europe. We have advised and assisted companies of Software developers, Digital agencies and IT-consultancies during the sale process to buyers such as WPP, Valtech, SecureLink Group, ASL Plc, KPS and Columbus.
Should you consider the future of the company and would like to discuss the M&A opportunities please contact one of our team members:
UK and Benelux: Drs Onno Jol MBA firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
UK: Joel Penrose firstname.lastname@example.org