Mergers and Acquisitions in the Automation Platforms in 2022 saw a distinct pattern – companies were acquiring to either strengthen their capabilities or expand their reach in multiple verticals.
In this report, we explore the Mergers and Acquisitions of 2022 in the Automation Platforms space, the acquisition strategies and what this could mean for the Automation sector as a whole.
In a race to enhance customer and employee experience, M&A activity is proving as to be a critical tool – not only for acqui-hiring, but increasing product offerings. In 2022, 20% of the global M&A activity was attributed to the technology sector, with an increased focus placed on Banking Services and Education capabilities amidst Automation Platforms. Stock prices of publicly listed Automation firms were corrected by almost 55% in the current times of frequent market corrections, opening up more opportunities to reassess overall investment strategies.
Even though geopolitical concerns created a deceleration, Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs), Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies, and Conversational AI technologies were observed to be the key driving factors of Mergers. Today, traditional firms are looking to build their stacks stronger in these areas, demonstrating their predominance in the near future.
After the pandemic gave rise to the growing global demand for Automation products and services, M&A saw increased activity. Expanding into verticals and upleveling current capabilities was a core reason for Service Providers, incumbent software companies and large Automation platforms to set their eyes on smaller Automation firms.
Our analysis includes:
• Marquee Acquisitions made in 2022
• The types of acquirers and their strategies
• Case examples of acquisitions
• Growth trajectories of small, medium, and large firms
• Trends that will affect M&A deals in the future
If you are looking to build an M&A strategy, this report contains all you need to know about what the market looks like, how Mergers have become a key area of capability-building, the direction Automation is headed in, and what it can mean for you.