Industry Update: IT Services M&A Update – September, 2018

September, 2018

In 2018 YTD, strategic buyers accounted for 89% of the IT Services M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference; during 2017, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 90% of the transactions.

Select recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:

– Canada Pension Plan Investment Board acquired GlobalLogic, Inc. for approximately $2.0 billion.

– General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) acquired CSRA Inc. (NYSE: CSRA) for approximately $9.9 billion.

– Silver Lake and P2 Capital Partners, LLC acquired Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq GS:HAWK) for approximately $4.0 billion.

– SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq GS:SSNC) acquired DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST) for approximately $5.8 billion.

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