Shelle Martin, Senior Director at Merrill DataSite | August 22, 2018
Because I work with a broad spectrum of Bay Area dealmakers, I’m often asked, “what are you seeing?” Clients want to know what local M&A trends I’m spotting and what common issues are on the top of people’s minds.
West coast technology remains the epicenter of upcoming deal activity, according to the latest Deal Drivers heat map. The report flags industry convergence, heightened private equity interest, the expanding use of artificial intelligence (AI), big data and Internet of Things (IoT) applications as driving M&A.
Meanwhile, here’s my take on what dealmakers are talking about on the ground:
Another thing we continue to see is that the major hesitation to more acquisitions isn’t elevated valuations, it’s successfully integrating previous deals.
Contact Merrill to find out how we help you address local due diligence challenges.