WALNUT CREEK, Calif. and MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- martinwolf today released its annual letter, detailing significant trends in the IT industry and reflecting on two decades as a leader in mid-market, IT M&A.
"Since the founding of martinwolf in 1997 we've seen dramatic technological changes that have both elevated and decimated value for Solution Providers and other members of the IT industry," said martinwolf Founder and President Marty Wolf. "Today, I'm excited by the opportunities we see for IT firms in 2017 and expect M&A activity to continue as a leading source of value creation."
Though martinwolf remains committed to the mid-market IT Industry, its deal sizes today are much larger than those of its past. The company's first transaction totaled $2.5 million, paid out over three years — its average transaction today has an enterprise value closer to $100 million. It celebrates its 20th anniversary on Jan. 13, 2017.
The letter addresses key trends that will shape M&A activity in the coming year, including a more growth-friendly political and regulatory environment, a healthier economy with the potential to bring back some of the 2 – 3 trillion in foreign corporate cash reserves, and continued economic difficulties in major markets abroad such as Japan, China and Europe.
To read the full letter, go to bit.ly/martinwolf2017.
With offices in Silicon Valley and New York, martinwolf is a leading M&A Advisory firm focusing exclusively on the mid-market IT Services, IT Supply Chain, IT-Enabled Business Process Outsourcing and Software as a Service (SaaS) spaces. Our team features a diverse staff of principals and senior bankers, many of whom are themselves experienced owner-operators and technology executives from around the globe. We are uniquely poised to advise our clients on their many opportunities to create value and drive continued success. Throughout our 19 years as a firm, we have completed more than 150 mid-market IT transactions and sold seven divisions of Fortune 500 companies across 19 different countries. Member FINRA, SIPC.