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.
Last quarter, with numbers lagging, we asked whether an old bull needs to learn new tricks. This quarter’s renewed strength in deal volume and valuation within the IT services sector implies the bull could keep running into 2020.
Livingstone’s IT services team analyzed ~5,000 transactions that occurred between 2009 and November 2019. We look at deal volume and valuation across the three main IT services sub-sectors: data processing and outsourced services, internet services and infrastructure, and IT consulting and other services.
What we’ve found, maybe not surprisingly given how relentlessly this market has continued to climb, is that owners are finding plenty of willing buyers looking for good businesses.
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