We are pleased to introduce this second edition of Lexology Getting The Deal Through – Technology M&A. As technology continues to rapidly penetrate every facet of our lives, it continues to be a leading driver of mergers and acquisitions. The technology sector has seen deal value continue to climb as digital disruption overtakes segments such as fintech and Big Data. According to Mergermarket data, in the first half of 2019, although the technology sector had a 16 per cent decrease in volume compared to the same period in 2018, the deal value of such deals represented a 61 per cent increase. In recent years, to stay competitive, companies have needed to either build or buy technology solutions, and often M&A has been 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.