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 (median multiple).
SaaS M&A volume also reached record levels during the second half of 2020, as third quarter (375 transactions) and fourth quarter (425 transactions) deal volumes represented 15% and 30% greater deal volume than any prior quarter on record, respectively. Heighted and sustained buyer demand for SaaS companies also drove a breakout in revenue multiples over the historical trend.
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