Union Square Advisors 2018 Outlook report
With technology representing one-quarter of the value of all public equity markets, it’s increasingly essential for emerging and established organizations to stay attuned to advances in the sector. Union Square Advisors 2018 Outlook report addresses a myriad of trending issues across tech M&A and capital raising including:
- Drivers for technology M&A and investment: What’s driving M&A activity in 2018, including increased corporate confidence and potential tax bill savings.
- Opportunities in cloud computing and software: Investment in cloud and software will be driven by digital transformation, workplace automation and the convergence of once-discrete network, compute and storage technologies.
- Coopetition between the Fab Four: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will continue to expand in overlapping technology sub-sectors, including: digital media, the cloud, smart home, autonomous vehicles, alternative payments and virtual and augmented reality.
- The benefits of a “hybrid” equity-debt fundraising approach: This combined approach offers the opportunity for firms to raise a targeted amount of capital, with a lower combined cost and less dilution.
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