At the Intersection of Technology, Law, and Business
November 02, 2023 - Mergers + Acquisitions, Artificial Intelligence

What's the Forecast for Tech M&A?

AI Trends For 2022 - AI Industry Poised for Successful 2022

Morrison Foerster is pleased to share with our clients and friends the results of our 2023 Tech M&A Survey, published in conjunction with Mergermarket. Mergermarket surveyed 300 dealmakers from around the world in order to gain valuable insights into the future of technology-related M&A.

According to the findings:

  • 58% of private equity (PE) firms and 38% of corporates expect aggregate tech M&A deal volumes to increase over the next 12 months.

  • 48% of PE firms and 53% of corporates expect the value of the average tech deal to rise over the coming year.

  • 25% of respondents point to cybersecurity and 18% point to AI/machine learning as the tech subsectors that offer the best M&A opportunities over the next 12 months.

  • 91% of PE firms and 61% of corporate respondents expect to make use of minority investments in their tech M&A plans over the next 12 months.

  • 81% expect antitrust scrutiny of tech M&A to become either somewhat or significantly stricter over the next three years.

Read the report to learn more about these and other deal trends.