Industry Update: Technology

VRC is proud to release its latest Industry Report. The report provides a concise, insightful update on the Technology industry including recent transactions, market multiples, company performance and purchase price allocation percentages.

Read the full report: Technology: October 2019

October 2019 Industry Highlights

  • In September 2019, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing made a $36.6 billion bid for the London Stock Exchange. Since the offer has become public, LSE had swiftly rejected the bid and questioned Hong Kong’s future as a financial gateway to China. Talks are ongoing.
  • On September 11, 2019, ANSYS, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Livermore Software Technology for $775 million. Livermore is a premier provider of explicit dynamics and other advanced finite element analysis technology.
  • On July 2, 2019, Morningstar completed its acquisition of credit-rating firm DBRS Inc. for $669 million from The Carlyle Group. The deal is Morningstar’s largest and is a merger of two smaller firms in a market for U.S. ratings that continues to be dominated by three giant firms.
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