Recent reports by corporate lawyers at Morrison & Foerster, Hogan Lovells and White & Case said the trends that emerged in 2018 will likely continue to show through in tech M&A activity in 2019. Although their takeaways vary somewhat, they seem to agree that increased investments from non-tech companies and private equity firm have boosted dealmaking activity.

“The proportion of U.S. tech M&A deals done by non-tech buyers has increased steadily over the past 15 plus years,” said Hogan Lovells corporate partner Rick Climan, a veteran tech M&A lawyer in Silicon Valley.

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