Countries and sectors driving the tech M&A revival

In which countries do tech investors expect to see most activity in 2015?

Pinsent Mason’s new survey Ahead of the curve reveals two of Europe’s biggest economies are expected to be at the forefront of M&A activity in 2015 – while one is lagging behind

According to survey respondents, the most active technology targets in Europe will be the UK and Ireland (33%), followed by Germany (29%). The Benelux countries are ranked as the third most important target region for technology M&A with 18%, followed by the Nordics at 10%.

“I don’t think we were surprised to see the UK and Germany at the top,” says Pinsent Masons’ Thilo Schneider. “Germany has a strong background and history in technology. The UK has a very favourable tax environment when it comes to tech investment and a mature venture capital and angel investment scene.”