It may not feel this way, but Work Tech is gearing up for a robust M&A recovery in 2023. Following a pause in new process launches last year, there is a notable uptick in businesses looking to explore strategic options this year. For some this is a necessity, with venture funding less abundant and some customers, particularly in tech, tightening their purses. For others, KPI’s have remained robust, and coming to market is a choice contingent only on sentiment improving – or at least stabilizing.
In terms of numbers, 47 Work Tech acquisitions were announced in Q1 2023. This is a c. 45% drop compared to the 84 per quarter, on average, announced during the previous four quarters. Considering the c. 6-9 month lag between an M&A process launching and it being announced, today’s numbers reflect last year’s slowdown.
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