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Aaron Solganick is the CEO and founder of Los Angeles-based Generation Equity Advisors, a technology and digital media M&A advisor and investment banking firm. For 20 years, he has worked as an investment banker and M&A advisor to several transactions with an emphasis on Software, IT... More
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  • First Half 2014 Shows Further Upswing In Technology M&A Transactions 0 comments
    Jul 23, 2014 4:31 PM | about stocks: GOOG, FB, YHOO

    We noted a further uptick in announced mergers and acquisitions for technology companies in Q2 2014. Technology mergers and acquisitions worldwide more than doubled in the first half of 2014, with deals worth $383.4 billion in that span, up 122% from the year-earlier figure, according to Mergermarket.

    The majority of technology deals happened in the U.S., trailed by the Asia Pacific.

    More than half of the M&A activity this year was during Q2 2014. The value of M&A's in Q2 tripled to $200.9 billion from $67 billion in Q2 2013.

    Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) have been especially active in M&A this year as they all expand into new businesses and technologies. The telecommunications sector also showed a heavy uptick as it further consolidated.

    Disclosure: The author has no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Themes: technology, mergers Stocks: GOOG, FB, YHOO
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