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Tech Deal Activity Drops In Q1 But Still High

Data via PitchBook

After a boom in tech M&A in 2014, the first quarter of this year saw a downturn in deal activity, new data shows. But dealmaking remains elevated when looked at over a longer time frame, suggesting that this year could be another big year for mergers and acquisitions, even if not quite the blockbuster of 2014.

As the attached chart shows, 118 deals worth a total of $17 billion were completed in the first quarter, compared with 144 deals worth about $19 billion in the year-earlier period according to PitchBook, which compiled the data.

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