Seeking Alpha

Aaron Solganick's  Instablog

Aaron Solganick
Send Message
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
My company:
Generation Equity Advisors, LLC
My blog:
Technology & Digital Media Mergers & Acquisitions Blog
  • 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
Back To Aaron Solganick's Instablog HomePage »

Instablogs are blogs which are instantly set up and networked within the Seeking Alpha community. Instablog posts are not selected, edited or screened by Seeking Alpha editors, in contrast to contributors' articles.

Comments (0)
Track new comments
Be the first to comment
Full index of posts »
Latest Followers


More »

Latest Comments

Posts by Themes
Instablogs are Seeking Alpha's free blogging platform customized for finance, with instant set up and exposure to millions of readers interested in the financial markets. Publish your own instablog in minutes.