We are pleased to introduce this inaugural edition of Getting the Deal Through – Technology M&A. As technology has rapidly penetrated nearly every facet of our lives, it has also become a leading driver of mergers and acquisitions. The technology sector saw a record-high global deal count in 2017, with over 2,500 deals targeting technology, according to Mergermarket data. In the first half of 2018, the technology sector showed no signs of slowing down, with deal value up almost 60 per cent in the first half of the year compared to the first half of 2017. To stay competitive, companies need to either build or buy technology solutions, and often M&A is their best option. The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the various factors affecting technology M&A transactions across various jurisdictions.