2022 Technology M&A Deals Special Report

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Technology M&A deals continue to be a significant share of the M&A market, and while somewhat subtle, there are noticeable trends and differences compared to all deals. This report takes a detailed look at the SRS Acquiom 2022 Deal Terms Study data for those deals with a private U.S. tech-company target.

Tech M&A deals mostly align with the trends across all deals reflected in our data, although there are some notable differences including:

  • Analysis of buyer types in the Tech M&A space versus the broader M&A sector
  • Tech M&A deals transaction values and returns on equity capital invested compared to all deals
  • The percentage of Tech M&A deals that used buyer equity
  • The number of 2021 Tech M&A deals that included an earnout and custom earnout metrics
  • Comparison of Tech M&A “walk away” or no survival deals versus all deals
  • Tech M&A deals that included a termination fee

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Kip Wallen

Senior Director, Thought Leadership tel:720-452-5364

Kip Wallen is a senior director leading the SRS Acquiom thought leadership practice. He leverages his extensive expertise and SRS Acquiom proprietary data to produce resourceful content regularly utilized by market practitioners. Kip has broad experience in M&A and provides guidance on market standards and trends.

Previously, Kip was a Director with the SRS Acquiom Transactional Group, where he collaborated with clients and counsel to negotiate M&A documents including purchase, escrow, payments, and other transactional agreements. Before joining SRS Acquiom, Kip was an attorney with a Denver-based boutique business law firm where he assisted clients with M&A transactions as well as general corporate governance and securities matters.

Kip is an avid supporter of the Colorado Symphony, serving on the Associate Board and Colorado Symphony Fund Board, and the Colorado Rockies. He is an active participant on the American Bar Association’s M&A Committee. In 2016, Kip completed Leadership 20 with the Denver chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Kip received his J.D. from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver and an M.S. in Economics, B.S. in Economics and B.A. in International Relations from Lehigh University. He is a member of the Colorado bar.

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