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Despite economic and geopolitical challenges, Q1-24 brought optimism to TMT M&A, with data showing broad increases in both volume and value.

The resurgence of some mega deals in Q1-24 reflects a strong recovery trend, buoyed by increasing confidence among dealmakers amidst financial market recovery and more stability. Major tailwinds also offer opportunities in growth sectors such as datacentres, AI and software.

A noticeable build-up in assets for sale and growing buyer demand suggests a promising outlook for increased activity in 2024, while strategic M&A continues to drive values globally.

Key insights include:

  • Europe TMT records strongest Q1 for M&A Volumes since 2018, both Volumes and Values up YoY
  • Asia TMT records strongest Q1 by Volume since 2018
  • Americas Tech: Volumes up by +22%, Values up 2.9 times in Q1-24
  • Both US and UK decrease the share of buy side activity in Europe TMT; Spain, Switzerland and Canada are significantly more active as buyers
  • Software, AI and datacentres all register deal activity growth
  • 1,300 TMT M&A Deals in pipeline

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