SOURCE: PrivCo: Private Company Financial Intelligence

PrivCo: Private Company Financial Intelligence

May 14, 2014 11:00 ET

PrivCo's Top 10 U.S. Cities for Private Tech M&A in 2014

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 14, 2014) - PrivCo has just released its 2014 Private Tech Company M&A Research Report: "The Top 100 Acquirers Of U.S. Private Tech Companies In 2013: The Most Active Acquirers, The Companies They Acquired, What They Paid, Top 10 Target Company Cities, Financial and Law Firm Deal Advisor League Tables, and More." Included in this comprehensive, 400-plus page report are exclusive rankings of the Top U.S. Cities For Private Tech M&A, based on the number of private tech companies acquired in 2013. PrivCo has provided its Exclusive Top 10 Rankings below, with Silicon Valley ranking as the #1 metro area with 281 acquisitions in 2013. Ranked just behind it were New York (#2) & San Diego (#3).

PrivCo presents its key findings:

  • SILICON VALLEY remains #1 Tech Hub By a Wide Margin
  • SAN DIEGO At #3 Leapfrogs Larger Neighboring LOS ANGELES As Best Tech Hub
  • CHICAGO Tech Scene Exploded From Unranked Last Year To #4
  • Traditional 2nd-Ranked BOSTON Fell to #9 As City's Tech Startup Exits Dwindled
  • NYC Retains Spot As Country's #2 Tech Hub As Mayor Bloomberg's Focus Pays Off

"While other studies measure venture capital funding activity by city, the true measure of the success of a city's startup ecosystem isn't the number of starts -- which doesn't adjust for failure rates -- but the number of wins. Building tech companies that become worth acquiring is the ultimate barometer that a city is a top tech hub," said PrivCo Founder and CEO, Sam Hamadeh.

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Top 10 U.S. Cities For Private Tech M&A in 2013
(Ranked By Total Number of U.S. Private Tech Companies Acquired in Each Metro Area)
1. Silicon Valley
2. New York
3. San Diego
4. Chicago
5. Seattle
6. Austin
7. Los Angeles
8. Atlanta
9. Boston
10. Houston

About PrivCo
Based in New York, PrivCo is the leading provider of private company financial data and business research, with exclusive financial data on over 371,832 private companies.

Contact Information

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    Sam Hamadeh
    PrivCo Founder & CEO