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A deep dive into tech M&A and IPO trends, covering top investors and VCs, largest exits, and much more.

The H1 2016 Global Tech Exits Report

Report Highlights

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.

H1’16 TECH EXITS DOWN, BUT SECOND QUARTER UP


There were 1590+ exits in the first half of 2016, a 17% decrease over the same period in 2015. On a quarterly basis, overall exit activity reached 820 exits in Q2’16, a 6% increase over Q1’16. After an anemic Q1’16, there were 16 tech IPOs in Q2’16, including companies like NantHealth and Twilio going public.

MORE THAN ¼ OF TECH COMPANIES EXIT BETWEEN $50M AND $200M


Based on disclosed valuations, 4% of tech companies exit at $1B+, i.e. were unicorn exits. Meanwhile, more than 50% of tech companies exit <$50M.

28% OF INDIAN EXITS IN MOBILE, SLIGHTLY UP FROM 2015


Every country in the top 5 had exits dominated by the internet sector. Both India and Canada saw mobile exit activity account for 20%+ in the first half of 2016.