Mergers and Acquisitions in the Tech Industry: Are They Different?

13 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2022

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Andrea Asoni

Charles River Associates

Grace Luo

Charles River Associates (CRA) - Competition Practice

Date Written: October 23, 2022

Abstract

This Article will compare mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry in the U.S. to mergers and acquisitions in other sectors of the U.S. economy, as well as other countries. This Article will show that the U.S. technology industry is not disproportionately prone to consolidation relative to other important sectors of the U.S. economy. Furthermore, while technology mergers and acquisitions were historically more common in the U.S. than in the rest of the world, other countries are rapidly catching up to the U.S. Lastly, evidence in this Article suggests that the mergers and acquisition activity in the U.S. technology sector is not driven by the largest firms nor by a handful of prolific buyers.

Suggested Citation

Asoni, Andrea and Luo, Grace, Mergers and Acquisitions in the Tech Industry: Are They Different? (October 23, 2022). George Mason Law Review, Vol. 29, Issue 4, September 2022, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4256172

Andrea Asoni (Contact Author)

Charles River Associates ( email )

United States

Grace Luo

Charles River Associates (CRA) - Competition Practice

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