Software Q1 2024 Report

May 2, 2024

Notable Uptick in M&A Activity

During Q1 2024, there was a notable uptick in M&A activity, demonstrating a strong performance with a 10% increase compared to Q4 2023. Various factors, including anticipated rate cuts, robust corporate earnings, and overall market optimism, are driving this momentum, fostering a positive outlook for the remainder of the year. Additionally, there has been an approximate 10-12% increase in bond prices, typically indicating a decrease in bond yields and signaling expectations of interest rate cuts.

Highlights from the report:

  • Software Market acquisitions for Q1 2024 were in line with the numbers from the same quarter over the past 5 years.
  • Global Software M&A activity in Q1 2024 experienced an increase from the previous two quarters and displayed a similar trend when compared to Q1 2023.
  • Deal volume in North America picked up in Q1 2024 with an uptick in the number of transactions from the last two quarters.

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