Through April, there were 287 SaaS M&A transactions. That compares to 831 SaaS M&A transactions in all of 2017. What’s more, median EV/Revenue multiples are holding near historic highs (4.4x TTM revenue in 1Q18). No surprise, vertically focused SaaS sellers are playing a significant role, accounting for nearly 42% of all SaaS transactions year-to-date.
The data lead SEG to expect aggregate SaaS M&A volume to approach 900 transactions during 2018 – the biggest year ever for the sector.
Clare Christopher is editor of SandHill.com.