NEW YORK — April 1, 2022 — Berkery Noyes, an independent mid-market investment bank, today released its Q1 2022 mergers and acquisitions trend report for the Software Industry. The report analyzes M&A activity in the Software Industry during Q1 2022 and compares it with the past four quarters.
Software transaction volume decreased four percent on a quarterly basis, from 670 to 643. Aggregate value rose 36 percent, from $118.3 billion to $160.5 billion. This was the peak for value during the last five quarters.
M&A activity in the Business Software segment, which consists of software designed for general business practices and not specific industry markets, increased 11 percent from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022. Deal volume in the Niche Software segment, which is targeted to specific vertical markets, declined 12 percent over Q4 2021.
The number of deals in both the Infrastructure Software and Consumer Software segments remained about constant. Regarding value, four of the industry’s top five highest value acquisitions during the quarter occurred in these sectors.
A copy of the SOFTWARE INDUSTRY M&A REPORT FOR FIRST QUARTER 2022 is available at the Berkery Noyes website.