In spite of concerns about Brexit and other recent economic 'flutters', the UK is still leading the way in the technology sector.

In the first half of 2017, UK firms accounted for one in ten e-commerce deals and is receiving more in-bound US investor than any of its European neighbours.

In Enterprise software, the recent period has been even rosier, with UK companies making up 35% of all European deals.

Our recent work certainly supports the view that there is a lot of 'powder' set aside for sensible strategic deals within the broader technology sector, particularly where there is a strong IP offering.

The increased entry into the market of non-traditional players looking to become more technology exposed plays well to our 'no pre-conceived notions' approach to acquiror and market research, enabling a broad field of acquirors with various strategic drivers to be delivered.