IT Services

IT services offers unique opportunities and challenges to managers, acquirers and investors alike. Clients need an adviser with deep understanding of the sub-sector, who can move quickly enough to help capture opportunities as they arise.

Livingstone believes in a more artisanal approach to deal making.  We aim to provide prospective clients with a realistic assessment of both the marketplace and the company-specific attributes that could dampen investor interest.  We seek to educate prospective buyers on the opportunity – the good, the bad and the ugly – so they can arrive at their own initial valuation conclusions, with no price guidance.

We look to engage buyers that have a strategic rationale for owning the target, as they are most likely to overcome the variety of negative issues that invariably arise during a diligence process. We believe that a sale process that promotes full disclosure, transparency, open and honest dialogue is the surest way to optimize the outcome.

$2bn+
deal value since 2015
153
transactions since 2007
65%
privately-owned clients
75%
internationally marketed

The IT Services M&A market has been humming along and what we’ve seen so far this year doesn’t seem off-key. Middle-market transaction volume is strong and valuations are generally in line with historical averages. Simply put, there are plenty of public acquirers with money to spend on the right prospects.

 

Click here to read the M&A IT Services sector update


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