It appears 2018 will be another record setting year for SaaS M&A activity.

Through April, there were 287 SaaS M&A transactions. Note, there were 831 SaaS M&A transactions in all of 2017. What’s more, median EV/Revenue multiples are holding near historic highs (4.4x TTM revenue in 1Q18). No surprise, vertically focused SaaS sellers are playing a significant role, accounting for nearly 42% of all SaaS transactions year-to-date.

We are confident you will find SEG’s Spring 2018 SaaS M&A Update to be valuable and informative. We are also excited to include some new analyses, including SaaS M&A activity by month, region, target employee count, and age of target company.

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.