Primary Drivers of U.S. Tech M&A Activity

Proof Point

More than half of U.S. tech CFOs in BDO survey identified growing revenue as top driver for M&A activity in 2018

Primary Drivers of U.S. Tech M&A Activity

2018 (percentage)

Note: Data from BDO’s 2018 Technology Outlook Survey of 100 CFOs in U.S.

Proof Point Findings

  • Financial Drivers – Binder Dijker Otte's (BDO) reports growing revenue (59%) as top driver of M&A among U.S. tech CFOs in U.S., while other financial drivers include increasing market share (9%) and profitability (6%)
  • Technology and Research – Other drivers include obtaining tech and intellectual property (24%), and gaining engineering and research capabilities (2%)
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include proliferation of disruptive tech startups in U.S. market, rapidly emerging new entrants, intensifying competitive environment, and increasing industry demand for tech solutions

Business Model and Practices

Business Model
and Practices


Cross-sector, Information Technology


Date Last Updated

June 14, 2018

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