An economy that has yet to fully recover has not stopped companies from aggressively acquiring cloud firms in 2015. M&A activity in the cloud sector is expected to remain high in 2016.
Analysts predict an increased number of tech M&A deals in 2016, even after a flurry of deals closed in 2015. While the sheer size of these deals and the potential ramifications make the headlines, the fate of future mergers may hinge on a less flashy, but still critical detail: what each company will do with its big, new data centers.
Q3 has come to a close and 2015 is on pace to be an impressive year for M&A activity. Companies are continuing to realign portfolios and pursue inorganic growth in new regions and through diversified service offerings.