According to Pitchbook, during the first quarter of 2013, 5,200 MM$ were invested in the US in a total of 46 deals in the IT sector, a decrease of 36% in the number of deals and 67% in the total amount invested.
Taxation and valuations: barriers to closing deals
"American experts blame the poor activity in the first quarter on the uncertainty generated by the fiscal cliff and the lack of definition of capital gains taxation, as well as the peak of operations at the end of 2012, which cannibalised many operations that should have been closed this year," says Diego Gutierrez (ABRA INVEST) expert in SME corporate finance.
"Also high valuations are putting investors off. Good deals are hard to find, so they are faced with a multitude of investor candidates, which drives up prices.
Details of operations
The software sector continues to dominate the sector's operations with more than half of the operations. Some of the areas where software has the greatest potential are data mining, insurance and analytics in the education and health sector.
The size of operations has decreased dramatically. Despite all these numbers, the IT sector still accounts for 83 percent of all IT operations. private equity.