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Technology Disruption Accelerating M&A Between Technology and Non-Technology Companies

Technology is strategically disrupting virtually every industry and most every subsector within each industry. As a result, strategic M&A activity has rapidly moved to non-technology companies acquiring technology companies to either improve their growth or simply to survive. In the last 12 months, 67% of technology acquisition deals and 58% of technology acquisition volume, which was $315 billion of technology deals, were consummated by non-technology companies, and we believe this activity will significantly escalate. Jefferies’ global technology team, which comprises 100 professionals, has proven effective in working with non-technology buyers to identify transformative technology targets in the areas of omni-commerce, industrial technology, fintech, mobility and digital media and we have organized ourselves across industry verticals to provide strategic collaboration among our teams in technology, consumer, media, industrials, transportation and financials.