Press release

The European Software M&A Market

Midyear Snapshot

We are proud to present our Midyear Snapshot H1 2017 of the European Software Industry.

The European Software industry reported a strong increase in reported cumulated deal volume in the first half year of 2017 over the first half of 2016 by over 80%. The total number of transactions, however, increased only slightly compared to the year before. This is partly driven by Europe's largest ever software buyout, which has taken place in H1 2017. Additionally, the last 12 months have revealed several transactions in marketing automation, underscoring industry consolidation and the need for new and innovative sales technologies.  

Read more about the trends in the software market in our Midyear Snapshot.

CatCap has been advising successful, fast-growing companies on the buy and sell side in a challenging market environment for 15 years. We are part of the international partnership Globalscope, with over 50 offices and 500 professionals on all five continents worldwide. In 2016, we successfully completed 25 transactions, seven of which are attributable to the software segment.

If you would like to discuss specific projects or are interested in an exchange about the software market, we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Your CatCap Software Team

Michael Moritz

Mark Miller

Daniel Garlipp

Gerrit Zwarg

Moritz Stolp

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