As for which hardware segments have attracted the most deals, electronic equipment & instruments captured the largest portion in 2013, with 16 (27%) of the 60 deals completed last year. However, that sector used to capture a greater percentage of the deal flow. Conversely, computers, parts & peripherals deals jumped last year to 15, from eight in 2011 and 2012, to become the second most active space in 2013. Another popular sector last year was electronic components with 11 deals.
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