2015 Global Tech Exits Report
A deep dive into tech M&A and IPO trends, with over 30 slides covering top investors and VCs, largest exits, and much more.
This in-depth report analyzes global tech exits including M&A and IPO trends, VC-backed exit trends, and more. Below is a high-level summary of some of the report’s highlights. For all of the findings, download the entire report. It’s free.
2015 TECH EXITS UP, BUT FINAL HALF OF YEAR WEAKENS
There were over 3,400 exits in 2015, a 14% increase from 2014. But exits by quarter are trending downward with just 717 exits in Q4’15 – the lowest quarterly total since Q1’14.
GLOBALLY, INTERNET SECTOR DOMINATES
Internet exits commanded the most attention in Q4’15 taking 57% of exit share, despite being down from 60% in Q3’15. Mobile and telecom produced between 17% and 21% of global exits since Q1’15.
ALMOST HALF OF VC-BACKED EXITS WERE EARLY-STAGE STARTUPS
48% of exits in VC-backed tech companies occurred at the Seed or Series A stage. 27% of exits were of Series B or C companies (mid-stage), and 13% of exits occurred in Series D or Series E companies.
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BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE & ANALYTICS IS THE TOP CATEGORY FOR VC-BACKED TECH EXITS
When analyzing exits by sub-industry, business intelligence, analytics, and performance management startups realized the most exits for 2015. Notable exits include Applied Predictive Technologies and API management solution Apigee.