SOURCE: PrivCo: Private Company Financial Intelligence

PrivCo: Private Company Financial Intelligence

April 23, 2014 08:03 ET

PrivCo's Private Tech Company M&A Report for 2013: The Top 100 Most Active Private Tech Company Acquirers of 2013

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2014) - PrivCo has just released its exclusive Annual Private Company M&A Report Series: "The Top 100 Acquirers Of U.S. Private Tech Companies In 2013." This comprehensive, 387-page report provides in-depth private company M&A data, rankings, and analytics on 2013's private technology company acquisitions, from the Most Active Acquirers to Most Active Tech Sectors, Top Cities for M&A Targets and more.

To access PrivCo's 387 page 2013 Private Tech M&A Industry Report: http://www.privco.com/the-2013-private-tech-company-manda-report

Key Findings:

  • Total U.S. private tech companies acquired: 1,636
  • The Top 5 Most Active Buyers: Yahoo!, Google, Autodesk, Facebook and Apple
  • The most active private equity buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
  • The #1 M&A Financial Advisor for PrivCo's Top 100 Most Active Acquirers was The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
  • The #1 Law Firm used was also a surprise: Kirkland & Ellis LLP

THE TOP 5 MOST ACTIVE ACQUIRERS OF PRIVATE TECH COMPANIES (2013):
1. Yahoo!: 22 Deals
2. Google: 19 Deals
3. Autodesk: 11 Deals
4. Facebook: 10 Deals
5. Apple: 9 Deals

THE TOP 3 STATES FOR PRIVATE TECH ACQUISITION TARGETS (2013):
1. California: 526 Deals
2. New York: 139 Deals
3. Massachusetts: 88 Deals

THE TOP 3 METRO AREAS FOR BUYERS OF PRIVATE TECH COMPANIES (2013):
1. Silicon Valley: 238 Deals
2. New York: 118 Deals
3. Boston: 30 Deals

TOP LEGAL M&A DEAL ADVISERS FOR U.S. PRIVATE TECH ACQUISITIONS (2013):
1. Kirkland & Ellis LLP: 16 Deals
2. Goodwin Procter LLP: 10 Deals
3. Latham & Watkins LLP: 10 Deals

TOP FINANCIAL M&A DEAL ADVISERS FOR U.S. PRIVATE TECH ACQUISITIONS (2013):
1. The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.: 16 Deals
2. J.P. Morgan: 15 Deals
3. Jefferies Group Inc.: 12 Deals

PrivCo CEO Sam Hamadeh stated, "The private company tech M&A deal market, while being quieter in total number of transactions in 2013, actually saw a 30% increase in the total value of transactions, led by Silver Lake and Michael Dell's take private of Dell."

To access PrivCo's 387 page 2013 Private Tech M&A Industry Report: http://www.privco.com/the-2013-private-tech-company-manda-report

About PrivCo
Based in New York, PrivCo is the leading provider of private company financial data and business research. PrivCo publishes exclusive financial data on over 258,341 private companies, as well as over 49,100 private company deal details, including private company mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, leveraged buyouts, pre-IPO activity, restructurings, and more.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Sam Hamadeh, Esq., J.D., M.B.A.
    PrivCo Founder & CEO
    (212) 645-1686
    Email: sam@privco.com