Costs in 2018 will also be the greatest across this time period. Before 2018, only two acquisitions were consummated at EV/TTM revenue multiples over 10. At and three, six of seven acquisitions have gone in 2018 in. It’s astounding.
Let’s put the 2018 acquisition environment. It’s the marketplace to get $ 1B + earnings with six in the last seven years. 2012 seen 3 acquisitions. Additionally, $ 60B, more than double 2016, which included the Microsoft/LinkedIn merger is exceeded by 2018 acquisition worth for this type of acquisition.
Another week! Qualtrics is a Utah. Qualtrics sells and writes software to ask questions of customers and employees to help companies enhance brand, worker satisfaction products, and customer experience. Qualtrics had planned to go public. The company made $342M in the previous twelve months and’d increased 27 percent yearly.

Last November, a year back, I estimated that the latent buying power of this program ecosystem to be about $30B, excluding debt.
The change to the cloud has happened at a scale that was larger than most legacy applications businesses estimated. And they’re spending to grab. Amongst acquirers Microsoft, IBM and SAP have spent the most: $25B+ each. RedHat, a single firm was acquired by IBM. Microsoft purchased Github and LinkedIn. 5 firms: Ariba, Callidus, Concur Successfactors were purchased by SAP.

Qualtrics fetched 23x trailing earnings multiple. This is the largest among those I’ve tracked. The only one higher is the Microsoft/Github acquisition, that can be based on press reports of rsquo & Github ;s revenue. Each of the data points is substantiated through people investor disclosures. It’s ever software purchase was backed by VC. Congratulations to the Qualtrics team!
We’re bound to find out more.