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KPMG Technology Deal Flash: edition Q2/2020

KPMG Technology Deal Flash: edition Q2/2020

What deals are being talked about in the technology sector? How do companies deal with crises and what are their expectations for the future? We highlight this in our KPMG Technology Deal Flash.

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Christian Ramme

Partner, Advisory, Deal Advisory, M&A TMT

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

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  • Mergers & Acquisitions: M&A activity in the second quarter of this year was 31 percent lower than in the same period 2019. Many sales processes have been put on hold due to the Covid-19 crisis. We also expect subdued M&A activity for the rest of the year.
  • Fundraising: After a promising start to the year, the number of deals fell by 32 percent quarter on quarter. One reason: Many companies have switched from “growth” to “survival mode”.
  • Capital markets: In February, share prices in Europe saw the sharpest decline since World War II. Technology company stocks have since rallied and are currently trading at pre-crisis levels, showing that some players have actually benefited from the Covid-19 crisis.
  • KPMG insights  -also included in the document are key takeaways from the KPMG Cloud Monitor 2020 relating to the development of cloud use and experience of cloud users in Germany.

The publication KPMG Technology Deal Flash appears quarterly and highlights the current M&A and financing activities in the technology sector in the DACH region. You can subscribe to the newsletter here so you won't miss an issue.

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