US IT M&A value hits $99B; healthcare M&A dips as caution remains paramount
December 01, 2016
The M&A environment remains particularly dynamic when it comes to the IT sector.
Tech industry cycles move more swiftly than others in many ways, but it takes plenty of time for other industries to adapt to new advances. Consequently, even as consolidation is occurring in certain segments, others are just now looking to buy complementary product lines and expand vendor networks, as the latest RSM US IT Spotlight details.
Businesses are still highly motivated to do so—even as US IT M&A activity dipped in 3Q 2016, value hit a mammoth $99.3 billion. But in such a high-priced environment, many factors remain key for companies to consider, which RSM US industry experts explain.
When it comes to US healthcare, however, the conversation changes considerably. The sector is still adapting to the changes prompted by the Affordable Care Act, but now, in the wake of the recent US presidential election, even those policies may now be in flux. Simultaneously, many service providers must still adapt to current healthcare marketplace economics via consolidation. So, activity is being pushed forward in ways that RSM US industry experts detail.