Software M&A Update

2Q 2019


  • Ultimate Software Group was acquired by The Blackstone Group through a $11 billion public-to-private LBO on February 4, 2019
  • The second quarter of 2019 is off to a slow start with 319 reported software deals closed
  • Investors have moved up market in 2019 to larger deals
  • Private equity firms are growing their market share in acquisitions in terms of both deal quantity and capital invested
  • 2018 closes as a record year for total capital invested into software deals
  • Software and tech stock prices and valuation multiples recover after a downtrend that began in October 2018

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