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October 8, 2014
MW IT Index: 3Q14

M&A As A Window on an Evolving Market

 

Today we publish the Third Quarter 2014 edition of the MW IT Index (Global Edition), our proprietary analysis of selected IT companies in the United States, India and China.

The main story for this quarter has been one of meaningful M&A, as several major players in each sector that we track have turned to acquisitions to distinguish themselves from their peers either by adding size or capabilities.

In the IT services space, chief drivers for M&A include achieving new verticals and geographic reach - as in the case of Cognizant and Teleperformance acquiring TriZetto and Aegis's U.S. division, respectively. In the Software and SaaS space, M&A speaks to a different trend - the need to grow cloud capabilities as quickly as possible through both acquisition (see SAP acquiring Concur) and private transformation (see Tibco and Compuware).

On an international scale, the Chinese IT Services market enjoyed a volatile rise thanks to anticipated government stimulus and a halo effect from the Alibaba IPO, while the steadier growth of the Indian IT Services market reflected its greater maturity.

To view the complete report, click here.

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                Walnut Creek, CA                                                Bangalore, India

With offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Bangalore, India, martinwolf is a leading middle market M&A Advisory focused on 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 125 transactions in sixteen countries and sold seven divisions of Fortune 500 companies. 

 

The firm is also a presenting sponsor of the Global IT M&A Forum.   

 

martinwolf is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information, visit www.martinwolf.com.  

 

To learn more about martinwolf, contact Matthew Putzulu at mputzulu@martinwolf.com.

 

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