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The European Software M&A Market: Midyear Snapshot

12 Août 2016

With a total of 216 transactions in the software market, we observe a 20% increase of total transactions compared to the first half of 2015. In general, valuations remain on a high level between 2,4x – 4,8x sales multiples and 11,6x – 17,3x EBITDA multiples. The overall reported transaction volume in the first half was € 2.4 bn. The increase in total transactions can also be confirmed by the regained momentum of SaaS trading multiples. Not surprisingly, private equity investors continue to play an active and leading role in the market as in the last years.

In the last 12 months only, Carlsquare advised on six software transactions. Carlsquare is part of the international Globalscope M[&]A network with 45 partners and more than 500 professionals worldwide.

Would you like to discuss the attached Snapshot or do you plan a M[&]A process? If any of these considerations seems familiar to you, please feel free to contact us.[nbsp]

Please find here the[nbsp]Midyear Shapshot 2016.


Kind regards

Michael Moritz

Mark Miller

Daniel Garlipp

Marc Tympner


The European Software M&A Market: Midyear Snapshot