M&A activity in technology field: acquisition motivations in Europe as of Q3 2014

When considering your firm's last major technology acquisition, which of the following best describes your firm's motivations?

M&A activity in technology field: acquisition motivations in Europe as of Q3 2014 The statistic presents the main drivers of acquisition activity in technology for 2015 and 2016 according to senior European executives in the TMT sector, as of the third quarter of 2014. The key factor was geographical reach, which was identified as the main motivation behind the last acquisition by 32 percent of respondents. The second most prominent factor was the search for an innovation opportunity: 24 percent of executives pointed to this as a motivating factor.
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When considering your firm's last major technology acquisition, which of the following best describes your firm's motivations?

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Share of respondents
Geographical reach expansion32%
Search for opportunities to innovate24%
Synergy potential identified
in the target business
16%
Critical needs identified
within product offerings
15%
Critical needs identified
within business operations
13%
Share of respondents
Geographical reach expansion32%
Search for opportunities to innovate24%
Synergy potential identified
in the target business
16%
Critical needs identified
within product offerings
15%
Critical needs identified
within business operations
13%
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The statistic presents the main drivers of acquisition activity in technology for 2015 and 2016 according to senior European executives in the TMT sector, as of the third quarter of 2014. The key factor was geographical reach, which was identified as the main motivation behind the last acquisition by 32 percent of respondents. The second most prominent factor was the search for an innovation opportunity: 24 percent of executives pointed to this as a motivating factor.
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