Transatlantic transactions to spur Tech deal flow

European companies and investors are increasingly looking to the US for opportunities to expand and invest via M&A, with their US counterparts also increasingly looking to Europe to expand, according to leading bankers and advisers active in the sector, says global news and events provider, TMT Finance.

One of the biggest spikes, according to Dominic Emery, Managing Director, Raymond James – a financial services firm which has recently expanded its investment banking business in London – will be transactions in transatlantic Technology sector M&A.

“We can certainly expect Technology sector M&A to become more cross-border – especially transatlantic – and the traffic will not just be one way; it will be less and less concentrated amongst larger vendors and small and mid-sized technology companies will look to exploit international growth opportunities. Europe, and the UK, are increasingly turning to the US given the size and growth of the market opportunity,” said Emery.

Emery will join other leading advisers and executives from UBS, Oakley Advisors, Gemalto, Charles Russell Speechlys and William Blair to discuss key deal drivers affecting the tech sector, on a dedicated Tech M&A Leadership Panel at Tech M&A Forum 2018, taking place in London May 23. http://www.tmtfinance.com/merger/tech

New disruptive technologies affecting the market will also be a key talking point amongst speakers. “Blockchain is a serious longer-term trend to watch, beyond current high profile use cases in crypto currencies, we are likely to see a broader set of use cases, for example in the access to and use of a patient’s healthcare data or around government and citizen interactions”, Emery added.

The Tech M&A Forum agenda gathers over 200 people senior CEOs, CFOs and Heads of M&A at Tech companies, plus investment banks, private equity firms, venture capital funds and key deal advisers. The day will also include standout sessions on key verticals such as SaaS, IT Services, Fintech, Digital Platforms, Cloud Comms and Digital Platforms, and will also feature new session themes including AI, Sports Content, Healthtech, VR and AR, Cyber Security, HR Software, Datacentres and Blockchain.

Other companies represented at the event include: SoftBank Vision Fund, SAP, Software AG, Blippar, Atos, Avast, Logicalis, Gemalto, Cinven, Bain Capital, UBS, Raymond James, Brandwatch, Moneycorp, Finastra, Rovio, MMC Ventures, Marlin Private Equity and Societe Generale and over 50 more.

Tech M&A Forum 2018 is part of the two-day TMT M&A Forum 2018, taking place on May 22-23.

For more information, please visit http://www.tmtfinance.com/merger/tech

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