3Q17 SaaS M&A Activity by Buyer Type

Our 3Q17 Saas M&A Snapshot is an evaluation of quarter’s most interesting trends, including leading product category transaction activity and valuations, and notable private equity activity.

SaaS M&A Valuation Highlights:

  • Private equity continues to shape the SaaS buyer landscape, as equity backed strategic buyers accounted for the highest percent of 3Q17 SaaS M&A transactions (40.9%), again eclipsing publicly traded strategic buyers.
  • Most active private equity buyers over the past 12 months include Thoma Bravo, Vista Equity Partners, TPG Capital and Francisco Partners, to name a few..

For a list of select SaaS deals by buyer type, check out page 10 in our 3Q17 SaaS M&A Snapshot.