Bright times expected in enterprise SaaS market
Enterprise SaaS Spot On
Following record-breaking numbers of M&A transactions in the enterprise SaaS sector since 2018, and surfing a strong wave of consolidation, valuations of SaaS businesses are expected to remain very high this year.
The software infrastructure transformation from traditional on-premise solutions to cloud has created opportunities for new innovative players in the enterprise SaaS industry. The M&A market has been very active in the last few years, as M&A has become a vital part of the strategy for larger SaaS companies in order to stay competitive. The rapidly growing industry has also attracted a lot of interest from financial investors.ALPO LUOSTARINEN, ENTERPRISE SAAS SPECIALIST, OAKLINS
In the latest Enterprise SaaS Spot On, we look at the current situation in the market with an overview that examines the approaches of both the industry giants and smaller players. Recent private M&A transactions across the world are reviewed along with public company valuations.
The spotlight feature focuses on Finland-based company RELEX Solutions, a leading provider of retail optimization software, which recently received an investment of US$200 million from US investment firm TCV. CMO and co-founder Johanna Småros talks to us about acquisitions, corporate social responsibility and women in technology.