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451 Research M&A KnowledgeBase

A tech M&A transactions database that includes analysis of deal rationales and unique data on private-company valuations. Click here to learn more

The tech and financial industries’ leading source for M&A intelligence

The 451 Research M&A KnowledgeBase (MAKB) is a global online database of nearly 70,000 tech M&A transactions. Subscribers gain unique value from proprietary insight on undisclosed private-company valuations and in-depth analysis of the rationales for key deals that are classified into more than 650 granular tech industry categories.

MAKB Subscribers: Access the database at our Research Dashboard


Proprietary Data on Private M&A Valuations

Our IT-specialized database provides deep insight and proprietary data including exclusive data on private company valuations, deal rationales and deal metrics. The MAKB averages a third more valuation comparables than generic M&A databases thanks to our proprietary estimates – more than twice as many comps in some key sectors.


Transactions Excel Template

A powerful plugin tool that enables users to combine 451 proprietary M&A estimates with transaction data from CapIQ Pro in one dynamically updated spreadsheet, making valuations workflow faster and more efficient.

451 Research unique data is integrated in the MI Excel plug-in, a powerful tool that enables users to dynamically populate Excel financial models with data from Market Intelligence.

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Security M&A: Is winter coming?

While information security budgets are increasing, the market isn’t being kind to infosec vendors and that could dampen M&A prospects. Returning guests Garrett Bekker and Brenon Daly join host Eric Hanselman to talk about those prospects and look at the implications of the huge Broadcom/VMware deal.

That massive transaction has all of the hallmarks of a private equity deal and is an indicator of the shifting market dynamics that will be at play as we head back to an in-person RSA Conference.

 

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Tech M&A Outlook 2022: Another year for the ages?

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Annual Tech M&A Outlook

Every year, our analysts produce a 90-page M&A Annual Outlook report that offers an overview of the broad-market trends that are shaping acquisition activity across several key technology sectors. The Outlook features detailed forecasts from more than 40 analysts at 451 Research with analysis of deal drivers and names of hundreds of likely targets and their potential acquirers that they anticipate will happen in the coming year.

MAKB subscribers receive a complimentary copy of this report, which is also available for purchase.

 

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M&A In Focus: What’s Next for Emerging Tech?

Annual tech acquisition spending in 2021 soared above $1 trillion for the first year in history, as all major buying groups posted record deals. Valuation, too, hit unprecedented levels. But where does the priced-for-perfection tech M&A market go from here?

Join our veteran analysts for a look ahead at the coming year:

  • Insights from 2021 global tech M&A activity and the 2022 outlook
  • Acquisition trends in fast-growing emerging tech sectors, including information security, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and customer experience
  • The forecast for tech M&A valuations, which have nearly doubled from recent years

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Subscribers gain unique tech deal insights from our team of 100+ analysts through proprietary content on undisclosed private-company valuations and company classification data for more than 650 tech industry categories.

All content is compiled and tracked in the 451 Research M&A KnowledgeBase (MAKB), a global online database of nearly 60,000 tech M&A transactions.

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