Industry: M&A and Public Market

SEG 2022 Annual SaaS Report

2021 was an outstanding year for the software industry, as M&A activity and valuations broke records once again. SaaS deal volume grew an astonishing 40% in 2021, reaching nearly 1,800 transactions for the year. Equally impressive, the SEG SaaS Index median EV/Revenue multiple of 14.7x in 2021 was an all-time

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SEG 2021 Annual SaaS Report

The past year tested the durability of companies across all industries and clearly proved the SaaS model’s unique resilience to economic hardship during 2020. Our public SaaS Index rose over 66% during 2020, materially outpaced the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and NASDAQ, and exited the year at nearly 13x EV/Revenue

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SEG 2020 Annual Software Industry Report

Software industry public stock market and M&A valuations reached record peaks yet again in 2019. This was led by investor and buyer interest in publicly traded SaaS companies (8.2x EV/Revenue) and SaaS M&A targets (4.9x EV/Revenue). M&A deal activity also reached record levels in 2019, as SaaS M&A volume grew

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SEG 2019 Annual Software Industry Report

The software industry M&A market boasts another record year. Overall deal activity in 2018 reached an all-time high of 2,746 M&A transactions, breaking the prior record set just last year. The years 2017 and 2018 marked the highest levels of sector M&A deals since 2000. What’s more, software industry M&A

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