M&A-Update Technology Sector Q1 2021

The development of M&A activities and valuations in Q1

The positive development in the tech M&A market continues in Q1 2021. The number of transactions with German participation has reached an all-time high of 148 since Q1 2018. In addition, four German tech companies have made it into the circle of "unicorns" with a market valuation of over USD 1 billion during this period.


In our M&A update, we analyse the current valuation environment of the tech sector and address the following topics:

  • The development of M&A activities in North America and in Germany as well as background information on selected transactions
  • The development of the current valuation level in North America, Europe and Germany
  • The performance of the various sub-segments in the tech equity market

We also present one of our latest TMT deals: the sale of Nubalia Cloud Computing S.L., a Spanish cloud consultancy for Google products, to Devoteam, a French IT consultancy specialising in transformation, data analytics and cloud computing solutions.

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Your TMT team at Oaklins Germany

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Jan P. Hatje Hamburg, Germany
Managing Partner
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Christoph Rummelt Hamburg, Germany
Associate Director
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Christopher Rahn Frankfurt, Germany
Associate Director
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Alexander Choy Hamburg, Germany
Senior Associate
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Dr. Bastian Breitmayer Hamburg, Germany
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Thorben Hinderks Hamburg, Germany
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Lukas Girke Frankfurt, Germany
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