With the first half of 2018 under wraps, SaaS M&A deal volume and EV/Revenue multiples remain at record highs, including 226 transactions and a median multiple of 4.5x during 2Q18. Private equity firms were quite active during the quarter, but were outpaced by publicly traded strategic buyers which increased their deal activity by nearly 28% over 1Q18. In addition, most buyers sought small and mid-sized acquisition targets, as nearly 70% of sellers in 2Q18 had less than 100 employees.

We are confident you will find SEG’s 2Q18 SaaS M&A Update to be valuable and informative. Please contact us with any questions or to discuss industry trends in more detail. Visit our website’s research page regularly throughout the year as we assess software market trends across public markets, industry verticals and product categories.