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Why Dealmakers Expect Tech M&A to Keep Up Its Red-Hot Run

Jan. 24, 2021, 12:00 PM

Dealmakers say technology CEOs are pondering their dream deals after a record year for global tech M&A that saw mega-transactions in areas from chips to enterprise software.

Global volume for tech and internet mergers and acquisitions reached $470 billion in 2020, second only to the dot-com bubble of 2000, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Salesforce.com Inc.’s December announcement that it was buying Slack Technologies Inc. for $25 billion -- the largest software deal of the year -- could spur other companies to revisit their wish lists, advisers said.

“Just the visibility of that transaction, a large deal of ...

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